Definition of Mexican poppy
1. Noun. Annual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers; southern United States to West Indies and Mexico.
Generic synonyms: Argemone, Devil's Fig, Prickly Poppy, White Thistle
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Literary usage of Mexican poppy
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1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"areas to the exclusion of everything else. A striking plant of the lowland zone is the mexican poppy, Argemone Mexicana, ..."
2. The Weeds of New South Wales, Pt. I- by Joseph Henry Maiden (1920)
"Mr. CJ Salter, of the Dubbo district, to be quoted presently, says that sheep '' would not even touch the mexican poppy." Further on, he says that horses ..."
3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1892)
"There grows the mexican poppy, with spines and needles that would ... the nemophila, in all shades and sizes; the limnanthes, and the mexican poppy, ..."
4. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils Jönsson-Rose (1897)
"mexican poppy, Argemone Mexicana.—A rather showy annual with yellow or white flowers in summer. Leaves sinuate, prickly. The large-flowered mexican poppy ..."
5. Arizona, the Wonderland: The History of Its Ancient Cliff and Cave Dwellings by George Wharton James (1917)
"But one of the commonest of plants is the mexican poppy, so-called because of its superficial resemblance to a poppy. The mesas become covered with it, ..."
6. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1903)
"... Alba, or mexican poppy. Al- flowers will especially commend it to.florists, as it gives an abundance of blossom during August if sown in the open border ..."