creamcups
creamcups \creamcups\ n. a California plant ({Platystemon californicus}) with small pale yellow flowers.

Syn: {Platystemon californicus}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • creamcups — ☆ creamcups [krēm′kups΄ ] n. pl. creamcups an annual plant (Platystemon californicus) of the poppy family, with small, cream colored flowers, native to the SW U.S.: also cream cups …   English World dictionary

  • creamcups — /kreem kups /, n., pl. creamcups. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a Californian plant, Platystemon californicus, of the poppy family, having narrow leaves and small, pale yellow or cream colored flowers. [1885 90, Amer.; CREAM + CUP + S3] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • creamcups — noun California plant with small pale yellow flowers • Syn: ↑Platystemon californicus • Hypernyms: ↑poppy • Member Holonyms: ↑Platystemon, ↑genus Platystemon * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • creamcups — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1888 a California annual (Platystemon californicus) of the poppy family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • creamcups — noun Platystemon californicus, an ornamental flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family, found growing wild throughout the American southwest and especially on the Pacific Coast …   Wiktionary

  • creamcups — cream•cups [[t]ˈkrimˌkʌps[/t]] n. pl. cups. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) pln a Californian plant, Platystemon californicus, of the poppy family, having small, pale yellow or cream colored flowers • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Platystemon californicus — creamcups creamcups n. a California plant ({Platystemon californicus}) with small pale yellow flowers. Syn: {Platystemon californicus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platystemon californicus — creamcups creamcups n. a California plant ({Platystemon californicus}) with small pale yellow flowers. Syn: {Platystemon californicus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platystemon californicus — Taxobox | name = Creamcups image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Papaveraceae genus = Platystemon species = P. californicus binomial = Platystemon californicus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • genus Platystemon — noun one species: creamcups • Syn: ↑Platystemon • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papaveraceae, ↑family Papaveraceae, ↑poppy family …   Useful english dictionary

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