ranunculus | rəˈnəNGkyələs |
noun (pl. ranunculuses or ranunculi |-ˌlē, -ˌlī| )
a temperate plant of a genus that includes the buttercups and water crowfoots, typically having yellow or white bowl-shaped flowers and lobed or toothed leaves.
[Genus Ranunculus, family Ranunculaceae: many species, including several garden ornamentals.]
ORIGIN modern Latin, from Latin, literally ‘little frog,’ diminutive of rana . (i really like this last bit !)
it’s also a really nice daydreamy thing to look at that can easily distract from why i went to the river in the first place but, come to think of it, for the life of me i can’t remember what that reason was.