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Ranunculus (pronounced /ræˈnʌŋkjʊləs/)

That is what appears on the Wikipedia.org site.  That does not help me to pronounce the word at all.

While walking back and forth between the barns at the prop shop I noticed a few gangly buttercups tossing their yellow heads back and forth in the warm breeze.  I remembered the buttercups I gathered when I was very young, perhaps six or seven.  I used them to decorate my mud pies that I carefully baked on the warm rock at the corner of the carport.  Occasionally I added a few violets.  I didn’t remember the buttercups growing so tall.

Buttercups are part of the genus Ranunculus, pronounced  /ræˈnʌŋkjʊləs/

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