prickly poppy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prickly poppy annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruit
    • n prickly poppy 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prickly poppy (Bot) Argemone Mexicana, a yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle.
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Usage

In literature:

She looked down at the chain of great jewels, and the fragment of prickly shrub with its poppy-shaped yellow flower.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
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
MEXICAN ARGEMONE, or PRICKLY POPPY.
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7" by William Curtis
Prickly poppy Showy yellow Open woods; South and West.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
PRICKLY POPPIES, or ARGEMONES, are hardy annuals, with large, bluish striking foliage and yellow flowers.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
ARGEMONE, L. PRICKLY POPPY.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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