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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of plants, natural order Papaveraceœ. The species are all ornamental, and natives of America, but are widely naturalized. From the seeds of A. Mexicana the Mexicans obtain an oil very useful to painters. Both yellow and white varieties of this species are often cultivated under the name of the horned or prickly poppy.
- n. any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
“There was one bloom on the argemone, and the mirabilis described by the young man Jefferson, as "very clever," was claiming his attention.”
“A long paper on the medical properties of the argemone can be found in the Charleston Medical Journal, among the extracts.”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
“flower-prairie," with its thousands of gay corollas of every tint and shade -- with its golden helianthus, its white argemone, its purple cleome, its pink malvaceae, its blue lupin -- its poppy worts of red and orange -- even these fair tints grow tiresome to the sight, and the eye yearns for form and motion.”
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