Papaveraceae

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

Definition of Papaveraceae

  1. :  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

papaveraceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of papaveraceae

New Latin, from Papaver, type genus + -aceae


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