Papaveraceae

plural noun
Pa·​pav·​er·​a·​ce·​ae | \ pəˌpavəˈrāsēˌē\

Definition of Papaveraceae

: 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

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Other Words from Papaveraceae

papaveraceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦rāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Papaveraceae

New Latin, from Papaver, type genus + -aceae

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