Macleaya

noun Mac·leaya \mə̇ˈklāə\

Definition of Macleaya

  1. :  a genus of Asiatic herbs (family Papaveraceae) with pinnately lobed glaucous leaves and tall showy panicles of cream-colored apetalous flowers — see plume poppy

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Origin and Etymology of macleaya

New Latin, after Alexander MacLeay †1848 British entomologist and colonial statesman


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