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Mexican poppy

noun
1.
See under prickly poppy.
Origin of Mexican poppy
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50

prickly poppy

noun
1.
any tropical American poppy of the genus Argemone, especially A. mexicana (Mexican poppy) having prickly pods and leaves and yellow or white, poppylike flowers.
Origin
First recorded in 1715-25
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British Dictionary definitions for Mexican poppy

prickly poppy

noun
1.
an annual papaveraceous plant, Argemone mexicana, of tropical America, having prickly stems and leaves and large yellow or white flowers
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