prickly poppy

Definitions of prickly poppy
  1. noun
    any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
    synonyms: argemone, devil's fig, white thistle
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    Argemone mexicana, Mexican poppy
    annual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers; southern United States to West Indies and Mexico
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  2. noun
    annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruit
    synonyms: Papaver argemone
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    type of:
    annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
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