Meaning of ranunculaceous in English:

ranunculaceous

Pronunciation /rəˌnʌŋkjʊˈleɪʃəs/

adjective

Botany
  • Relating to or denoting plants of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae ).

Origin

Early 19th century from ranunculus or its source Latin ranunculus ‘little frog’, ‘medicinal plant’ + -aceous, after modern Latin Ranunculaceae (plural).