meconopsis

noun

mec·​o·​nop·​sis
ˌmekəˈnäpsə̇s,
ˌmēk-
1
capitalized : a genus of annual or perennial chiefly Asiatic herbs (family Papaveraceae) having flowers with stigmas forming a globular mass atop the ovary
2
plural meconopses
-(ˌ)sēz
: any plant of the genus Meconopsis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from mecon- + -opsis

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“Meconopsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meconopsis. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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