prickly poppy


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Related to prickly poppy: Argemone mexicana, Mexican prickly poppy

prickly poppy

n.
Any of various plants of the genus Argemone, chiefly of tropical America, having large yellow, lavender, or white flowers and prickly leaves, stems, and pods.

prickly poppy

n
(Plants) an annual papaveraceous plant, Argemone mexicana, of tropical America, having prickly stems and leaves and large yellow or white flowers

prick′ly pop′py


n.
any plant of the genus Argemone, of the poppy family, having prickly pods and yellow or white flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prickly poppy - any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and podsprickly poppy - any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
genus Argemone - prickly poppies
Argemone mexicana, Mexican poppy - annual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers; southern United States to West Indies and Mexico
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.prickly poppy - annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruitprickly poppy - annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruit
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
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