Definition of prickly poppy in English:

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prickly poppy

noun

A Central American plant with prickly leaves and large scented yellow flowers. It has become a weed in many tropical regions, but is cultivated in cooler regions as an ornamental.
  • Argemone mexicana, family Papaveraceae.
Example sentences
  • Areas once graced by desert mariposa tulip, Rocky Mountain bee plant, prickly poppy and evening primrose were invaded by the hostile horehound.
  • A gust of red dust swirls around a patch of prickly poppies outside her hogan door, twisting past a pair of horses in a makeshift corral.

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Syllabification: prick·ly pop·py

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