Definition of ranunculaceous in US English:

ranunculaceous

adjective

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

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Ranunculaceae (plural), based on Latin ranunculus ‘little frog’, + -ous.

Pronunciation

ranunculaceous

/rəˌnəNGkyəˈlāSHəs/