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He bit his lip and struck with his cane at the buttercup heads.

He rubbed some of the yellow of the egg off his chin, and stuck it on his leg like a buttercup.

Look at this buttercup as it begins to learn its new lesson.

Toby back with a bray of remonstrance, and Buttercup lowered her horns angrily.

We have no blue flower that can equal the chroma of the buttercup.

I was just looking into this buttercup that I'm sitting on when you flew up and spoke to me.

Buttercup glared, grinned, hugged herself, and waited for more.

Buttercup was more than half-way between Carstairs and Bowick.

Buttercup asks—which is quite ridiculous, if you only dissect her language!

Grandpa let us name them: so we called them Buttercup and Daisy.

WORD ORIGIN

type of small wildflower with a yellow bloom, 1777, from a merger of two older names, gold-cups and butterflower. See butter (n.) + cup (n.).

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