prickly poppy


noun

any tropical American poppy of the genus Argemone, especially A. mexicana(Mexican poppy ), having prickly pods and leaves and yellow or white, poppylike flowers.

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Origin of prickly poppy

First recorded in1715–25
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British Dictionary definitions for prickly poppy

prickly poppy

noun

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