belonging to the Papaveraceae, the poppy family of plants.
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Origin of papaveraceous
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of, relating to, or belonging to the Papaveraceae, a family of plants having large showy flowers and a cylindrical seed capsule with pores beneath the lid: includes the poppies and greater celandine
Word Origin for papaveraceous
C19: from New Latin, from Latin papāver poppy
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