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a buttercup, Ranunculus repens

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butter +‎ cup

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbʌt.ə.kʌp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbʌt.ɚ.kʌp/
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Noun edit

buttercup (plural buttercups)

  1. Any of many herbs, of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow flowers; the crowfoot.
  2. Any flower of the genus Narcissus; a daffodil.
  3. Affectionate or ironic term of address.
    • 1957, “All Shook Up”, Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley (lyrics), performed by Elvis Presley:
      When she touched my hand, what a chill I got
      Her lips are like a volcano that's hot
      I'm proud to say that she's my buttercup.
      I'm in love - I'm all shook up.
    • 1987, Joyce Brandon, Lady and the Lawman, page 346:
      Listen, buttercup, you're damned good in bed. They don't come any better, but I'm really not interested in playing second fiddle to your camera or your young lovers.

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