Mexican poppy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mexican poppy annual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers; southern United States to West Indies and Mexico
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder. Street names for heroin include "smack," "H," "skag," and "junk." Other names may refer to types of heroin produced in a specific geographical area, such as "Mexican black tar."
    • Mexican poppy (Bot) a tropical American herb of the Poppy family (Argemone Mexicana) with much the look of a thistle, but having large yellow or white blossoms.
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Usage

In literature:

MEXICAN ARGEMONE, or PRICKLY POPPY.
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7" by William Curtis
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