argemone

noun
ar·​gem·​o·​ne | \ ärˈjemənē; ˈäjəˌmōnē \

Definition of argemone

1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs (family Papaveraceae) having yellow sap, prickly leaves, and showy white or yellow flowers — see prickly poppy
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Argemone

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History and Etymology for argemone

New Latin, from Latin, wind rose (Papaver argemone), from Greek argemōnē

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“Argemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argemone. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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