water buttercup


water buttercup
noun
plant of ponds and slow streams having submerged and floating leaves and white flowers; Europe and North America
Member Holonyms: ↑Ranunculus, ↑genus Ranunculus

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noun
1. : an aquatic plant of the genus Ranunculus
2. : a marsh marigold (Caltha palustris)

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