buttercupnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbʌt.ə.kʌp/ us /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ.kʌp/
Examples from literature
- Buttercups, violets, and many other blossoms were in abundance.
- Poppies and buttercups had taken root in the banks of earth heaped up on either side of the communication trench.
- The flowers we love best are yellow: the cowslip, the daffodil, the crocus, the buttercup, half the daisy, the honeysuckle, and the loveliest rose.
- The meadows are yellow with buttercups, and the birds fly out of the gold.
- They fed in the sunshine with the golden buttercups up above their knees, literally wading in gold, their horns as they held their heads low just visible among the flowers.