ranunculaceous

ranunculaceous

[ruh-nuhng-kyuh-ley-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family of plants.


Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Ranunculace(ae) name of family (Ranuncul(us) genus name (Latin rānunculus little frog; rān(a) frog + -unculus diminutive suffix, extracted from n-stem derivatives; see homunculus) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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ranunculaceous (rəˌnʌŋkjʊˈleɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Ranunculaceae, a N temperate family of flowering plants typically having flowers with five petals and numerous anthers and styles. The family includes the buttercup, clematis, hellebore, and columbine

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