noun Glau·ci·um \ˈglȯsēəm\

Definition of Glaucium

  1. :  a small genus of Eurasian herbs (family Papaveraceae) with yellow flowers and a yellow acrid juice

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Origin and Etymology of glaucium

New Latin, perhaps from Greek glaukion juice of a papaveraceous plant, from glaukos

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