Definition of Genus Ranunculus
1. Noun. Annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Buttercup Family, Crowfoot Family, Family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae
Member holonyms: Butter-flower, Buttercup, Butterflower, Crowfoot, Goldcup, Kingcup, Ranunculus Aquatilis, Water Buttercup, Water Crowfoot, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort, Ranunculus Ficaria, Lesser Spearwort, Ranunculus Flammula, Ranunculus Glaberrimus, Sagebrush Buttercup, Greater Spearwort, Ranunculus Lingua
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ranunculus
Literary usage of Genus Ranunculus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Logic of Definition: Explained and Applied by William Leslie Davidson (1885)
"Similarly with the genus Ranunculus. We find here a distinctively generic mark,—a mark that neither repeats ..."
2. Transactions of the Canadian Institute by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1899)
"It is probably not going too far to state as a result of the study of development that in the genus Ranunculus the pith is throughout ..."
3. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"CROWFOOT is the English generic name of a tribe of plants which botanists include under the genus RANUNCULUS. Several of the species are appropriately named ..."
4. The Elements of Botany by Francis Darwin (1895)
"This relationship is technically expressed by saying that both plants belong to the genus Ranunculus, but that they are of different species:—for instance ..."
5. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "First Lessons in by Asa Gray (1880)
"... a genus of the group taken as a representative of it For example, the order of which the Buttercup or Crowfoot genus, Ranunculus, is the representative, ..."