- belonging to the Papaveraceae, the poppy family of plants.
Compare poppy family.
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
C19: from New Latin, from Latin papāver poppy