buttercup buttercup  /ˈbə tər ˌkəp/


  • (n) any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus


  1. Then all Hell cut loose and within a few seconds the target, which seemed about the size of a buttercup to naked eyes aboard the Ajax, was neatly split in two.
  2. Here is no gentle romantic twirling a buttercup, no graceful inscriber of 365 inspirational prose poems.
  3. Sir: The lady is about as masculine as a buttercuppsychiatrists' pronouncements notwithstanding.


  1. Suck it up Buttercup 5k

    July in Florida...Hills in Florida! Are you tough enough? Well Suck it up Buttercup and come run a fun and rewarding 5k to earn your Buttercup Finisher's Medal!
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. With fracking bill on Quinn's desk, environmental groups hold out hope for revisions

    Amid a warbling Lowery organ rendition of “Build Me Up Buttercup” blasting from pre-game Wrigley Field, environmental groups gathered outside Wrigley View Rooftop to make their voices heard on pending fracking regulations. The targets of their signs and chants were state governors in town for the Democratic Governors Association, meeting this week in Chicago. In addition to Gov. Pat Quinn, whose ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago


  1. As for the new toys that are being introduced in "Toy Story 3," Tom said that Woody "might be threatened by Ken (Barbie's boyfriend and voiced by the talented Michael Keaton). But he'd have affection for Buttercup (voiced by Jeff Garlin), the...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Tom Hanks Source: Manila Bulletin

  2. "Our food culture is about the gentle, buttercup-scented cheese made in a village barn the colour of honey, and the childish delight of unwrapping a foil triangle of Dairylea," Slater writes.
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Nigel Slater Source: The Australian

  3. "She looked like a little buttercup," Hughes says about Theron.
    on Jan 26, 2004 By: Finola Hughes Source: CBS News

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