Definition of Buttercup family
1. Noun. A family of Ranunculaceae.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Ranales, Order Ranunculales, Ranales, Ranunculales
Member holonyms: Genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus, Aconitum, Genus Aconitum, Actaea, Genus Actaea, Adonis, Genus Adonis, Genus Anemone, Anemonella, Genus Anemonella, Genus Aquilegia, Caltha, Genus Caltha, Cimicifuga, Genus Cimicifuga, Genus Clematis, Coptis, Genus Coptis, Consolida, Genus Consolida, Genus Delphinium, Eranthis, Genus Eranthis, Genus Helleborus, Helleborus, Genus Hepatica, Genus Hydrastis, Hydrastis, Genus Isopyrum, Isopyrum, Genus Laccopetalum, Laccopetalum, Genus Nigella, Genus Pulsatilla, Pulsatilla, Genus Thalictrum, Thalictrum, Genus Trautvetteria, Trautvetteria, Genus Trollius, Trollius
Literary usage of Buttercup family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"... SOME MEMBERS OF THE buttercup family Story of the Growth of Botany. With some sciences it is difficult enough to imagine just how they began, ..."
2. British and Garden Botany: Consisting of Descriptions of the Flowering by Leo Hartley Grindon (1864)
"The "Buttercup-family" is that of which the buttercup is representative; the " Cabbage- family," that of which the garden-cabbage is the type, ..."
3. Town and Window Gardening: Including the Structure, Habits, and Uses of by Catherine M. Buckton (1879)
"All the flowers belonging to the buttercup family are made in the same way. Some one must carry the pollen from one Buttercup to another, or else from a ..."