poppy family


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pop′py fam`ily


n.
a family, Papaveraceae, of nonwoody plants of lobed or dissected leaves, showy solitary flowers, and a milky white or pinkish juice.
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Noun1.poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
order Papaverales, order Rhoeadales, Papaverales, Rhoeadales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
genus Papaver, Papaver - type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
genus Argemone - prickly poppies
genus Bocconia - tropical American trees or shrubs closely related to genus Macleaya
Chelidonium, genus Chelidonium - one species: greater celandine
genus Corydalis, Corydalis - annual or perennial herbs of Himalayan China and South Africa
Dendromecon, genus Dendromecon - one species: bush poppy
Eschscholtzia, genus Eschscholtzia - showy herbs of western North America
genus Glaucium, Glaucium - herbs of Europe and North Africa and Asia: horned poppy
genus Hunnemania, Hunnemannia - one species: golden cup
genus Macleaya, Macleaya - a perennial herb of eastern Asia: plume poppy
genus Meconopsis, Meconopsis - herbs almost entirely of mountains of China and Tibet; often monocarpic
genus Platystemon, Platystemon - one species: creamcups
genus Romneya, Romneya - one species: matilija poppy
genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
genus Stylomecon, Stylomecon - one species: wind poppy
References in periodicals archive ?
Members of the poppy family, Papaveraceae, span the globe from the Arctic to the tropics, but their flowers share a common quality.
I love meconopsis, members of the poppy family, and last year fell for Meconopsis napaulensis "Ginger".
Scientists from the University of California have found a plant, which belongs to the poppy family, could be the key as it contains a powerful pain-relieving compound in its roots which could make it a side-effect-free remedy, the Daily Express reported.
All of the aforementioned refer to a large family of plants known botanically as Papaveraceae--literally "poppy family." These plants have a worldwide distribution but favor subpolar to temperate latitudes with pronounced winters and poor soils in disturbed venues.
Terry Jacks' version was recorded in Vancouver by Jacks and his wife at the time, Susan Jacks (the Poppy Family), shortly before their marriage ended.