- the plant family Papaveraceae, characterized by chiefly herbaceous plants having white, yellow, or reddish juice, alternate and often lobed or dissected leaves, showy, usually solitary flowers, and capsular fruit, and including bloodroot, creamcups, greater celandine, and poppies of the genera Papaver, Eschscholzia, Argemone, and others.
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Various plants belonging to other genera of the poppy-family (Papaverace) are designated as poppy.