Definition of Buttercup family

1. Noun. A family of Ranunculaceae.

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 ..."

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