Papaveraceous Pa*pav`er*a"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants ({Papaveraceae}) of which the poppy, the celandine, and the bloodroot are well-known examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • papaveraceous — /peuh pav euh ray sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Papaveraceae, the poppy family of plants. Cf. poppy family. [1840 50; < NL, L papaver POPPY + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • papaveraceous — adjective Of or pertaining to the poppy, or to plants of its family Papaveraceae …   Wiktionary

  • papaveraceous — [pəˌpeɪvə reɪʃəs, ˌpav ] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae). Origin C19: from mod. L. Papaveraceae, based on L. papaver poppy , + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • papaveraceous — pa·pav·er·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • papaveraceous — /pəpeɪvəˈreɪʃəs/ (say puhpayvuh rayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Papaveraceae, or poppy family of plants. {Latin papāver poppy + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • papaveraceous —   a. pertaining to or like a poppy; belonging to the poppy family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • papaveraceous — adjective see papaveraceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eschscholtzia — Esch*scholtz i*a, n. [NL. Named after Dr. Eschscholtz, a German botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of papaveraceous plants, found in California and upon the west coast of North America, some species of which produce beautiful yellow, orange, rose colored …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glaucium — noun herbs of Europe and North Africa and Asia: horned poppy • Syn: ↑genus Glaucium • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papaveraceae, ↑family Papaveraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Papaver — noun type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers • Syn: ↑genus Papaver • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papaveraceae, ↑family Papaveraceae, ↑poppy family …   Useful english dictionary

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