buttercup vs kingcup what difference

what is difference between buttercup and kingcup

English

Etymology

butter +‎ cup

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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.

Synonyms

  • ranunculus, crowfoot

Translations



English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From king +‎ cup

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪŋkʌp/

Noun

kingcup (plural kingcups)

  1. (Britain, dialectal) Any of various species of buttercup, or the marsh marigold, Caltha palustris.
    • 1979, Angela Carter, ‘The Erl-King’, The Bloody Chamber, Vintage 2006, page 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.

Translations

Anagrams

  • pick gun, pucking

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