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- British term for marsh marigold
- ‘Indeed there shall be time to see the flowers at your feet: kingcups by the water forcing their way through the slush of melting snow; and add to this the promise of many more yet to come.’
- ‘He shall see the marshes gold with flags and kingcups and find shepherd's purse on a slag-heap.’
- ‘In the undergrowth you can see white anemones, while the marshes are punctuated by kingcups and irises.’
- ‘The protagonist and her childhood friend, later husband, run in and out of the village of wooden houses, fish-processing sheds, playing among kingcups and lush grass in summer, in snow-mist on the shore in winter.’
- ‘By early afternoon, the skies were largely blue and we took a walk to the Barnes Wetlands Centre, where the kingcups are in glorious bloom - reminding me of childhood swamp delights in Northern Ireland.’
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