Mexican poppy

Mexican poppy

noun
See under prickly poppy.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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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.

Origin:
1715–25

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

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