Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Ranunculales — many plants related to the poppy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The poppy family, an order of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, of the cohort Parietales, distinguished by the two to three sepals, and minute embryo near the base of fleshy albumen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits

Etymologies

Papaver +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

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