Ranunculus

ranunculus

Origin: L, a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. Of rana a frog; cf. Raccare to roar.

(Science: botany) A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi (R. Asiaticus, R. Aconitifolius, etc) in which the flowers are double and of various colours.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Ranunculus&oldid=63828"
First | Previous (Ranks) | Next (Rape) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.