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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 But·ter·cup n. Bot. A plant of the genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly Ranunculus bulbosus, with bright yellow flowers; -- called also butterflower, golden cup, and kingcup.  It is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cuck·oo·bud n. Bot. A species of Ranunculus (Ranunculus bulbosus); -- called also butterflower, buttercup, kingcup, goldcup.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Ranunculus bulbosus
      n : perennial Old World buttercup with golden to sulphur yellow
          flowers in late spring to early summer; naturalized in
          North America [syn: common buttercup]