papaveraceous

papaveraceous

[puh-pav-uh-rey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Papaveraceae, the poppy family of plants.
Compare poppy family.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, Latin papāver poppy + -aceous

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papaveraceous (pəˌpeɪvəˈreɪʃəs)
 
adj
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 papāverpoppy]

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