Latest Sicilian Buttercup Stories

2011-12-14 11:43:44

New research sheds light on children´s game and provides insight into pollination Scientists have found that the distinctive glossiness of the buttercup flower (Ranunculus repens), which children like to shine under the chin to test whether their friends like butter, is related to its unique anatomical structure. Their findings were published today, 14 December, in the Royal Society journal Interface. The researchers discovered that the buttercup petal's unique bright and glossy...

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Sicilian buttercup
2014-06-26 07:26:38

The Sicilian buttercup is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed on the Island of Sicily in Italy. Although distantly related, this breed is not the same as the American buttercup that was derived from a second shipment of Siciliana chickens that arrived in America in 1892 and it only slightly resembles the Siciliana. This breed was named after its cup-shaped comb and its color, although males and females differ in color. Males hold a rich reddish orange coloration and some black...

2014-06-26 07:06:31

The Siciliana is an old breed of domestic chicken that was developed on the island of Sicily in Italy. It is thought to have been developed from a breed that was the result of a cross between local chickens and North African chickens, like the Tripolitana or the rose-combed Berbera. The breed was first introduced into America in 1863 or 1877, by a ship captain named Cephas Dawes, who quickly found that the hens were great egg layers. In 1913, Francesco Tucci began breeding golden Siciliana...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'