Definition of prickly poppy in English:

prickly poppy

Syllabification: prick·ly pop·py

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
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    • 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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