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buttercup

Pseudomedicine
An essence used in the pseudoscience of flower essence therapy, which is believed to provide radiant inner light to help individuals with low self-esteem.
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It has its fair share of dandelions, buttercups and daisies which I like and have always thought of as children's flowers.
The saying goes, if your chin reflects the yellow of the buttercup flower when held it, then you like butter.
Boss Chris Bonnett said: "While plants such as buttercups and dandelions may seem like pests when they crop up in the middle of a lawn, if they are cultivated in a flower bed they can look beautiful and really enhance a garden."
The man walked into Buttercups and Daisies in Somerford Road, Weoley Castle, and approached the till after picking up a bunch of flowers.
SCIENTISTS have discovered why buttercups glow yellow under people's chins - and it has nothing to do with liking butter.
Reflection of light by the smooth surface of the cells and by the air layer effectively doubles the gloss of the petal, explaining why buttercups are so much better at reflecting light under your chin than any other flower.
The July sun is shining on a lush meadow spattered with buttercups. A few fat, black-and-white cows are lying in the grass, lazily chewing their cuds.
Most will feature the traditional meadow favourites like poppies, foxgloves, buttercups, cornflowers, toadflax, primroses, daisies, cowslips and the like.
The first intact fossil of a mature eudicot--a type of flowering plant whose membership includes buttercups, apple and maple trees, dandelions, and proteas--has been discovered by scientists from the U.S.
FRAN HEALY Buttercups The first single from the Travis frontman's debut solo album, Wreckorder.
BUTTERCUPS in a field are like wrinkles on a face - both indicate signs of ageing, according to a Mid Wales scientist.