papaveraceous

[puh-pav-uh-rey-shuh s]

adjective

belonging to the Papaveraceae, the poppy family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. papanicolaou stain,
  2. papanicolaou test,
  3. paparazzi,
  4. paparazzo,
  5. papauma,
  6. papaverine,
  7. papaw,
  8. papaya,
  9. papeete,
  10. papelera

Compare poppy family.

Origin of papaveraceous

1840–50; < New Latin, Latin papāver poppy + -aceous

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British Dictionary definitions for papaveraceous

papaveraceous

adjective

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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