plural noun

: a family of herbs or shrubs (order Rhoeadales) having milky and often colored juice, regular flowers with caducous sepals and hypogynous stamens, and capsular fruit compare chelidonium

Word History


New Latin, from Papaver, type genus + -aceae

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“Papaveraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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