kingcup

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From king +‎ cup

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kingcup (plural kingcups)

  1. (Britain, regional) Any of various species of buttercup, or the marsh marigold, Caltha palustris.
    • 1979, Angela Carter, ‘The Erl-King’, The Bloody Chamber, Vintage 2006, p. 99:
      He told me how the wise toad who squats among the kingcups by the stream in summer has a very precious jewel in his head.

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