• WordNet 3.6
    • n argemone any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n argemone A small genus of plants, natural order Papaveraceœ. The species are all ornamental, and natives of America, but are widely naturalized. From the seeds of A. Mexicana the Mexicans obtain an oil very useful to painters. Both yellow and white varieties of this species are often cultivated under the name of the horned or prickly poppy.
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In literature:

His understanding was trying to ride, while his spirit was left behind with Argemone.
"Yeast: A Problem" by Charles Kingsley
The love of Lancelot for Argemone is depicted both in the artistic and in the philanthropic light.
"The Silent Isle" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Gymnemea, Calatropis gigantea, and Argemone abound.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Castor oil and Argemone seed, similarly used.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The expression struck Argemone; it was the right one.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
Papaver Argemone (Prickly-headed Poppy) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
P. Argemone P. Argemone 5.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7" by William Curtis
PRICKLY POPPIES, or ARGEMONES, are hardy annuals, with large, bluish striking foliage and yellow flowers.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray