from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of papaveraceous herbs, with poppy-like flowers, glaucous foliage, and an acrid copper-colored juice. There are 5 or 6 species, natives of Europe, of which G. luteum, the yellow horn-poppy, is sparingly naturalized in the United States. They are sometimes cultivated for ornament.
- n. A genus of ducks, of the subfamily Fuligulinæ; the garrots: now usually referred to Clangula. Brisson, 1760. Also Glaucion.
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- n. herbs of Europe and North Africa and Asia: horned poppy
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The glaucium, although still blooming, had put forth horns nine inches long, and the wild barley, so lately green, was now a brown fringe along the dusty road.
I choose also to call a poppy, what the botanists have called "glaucous thing," (glaucium).
(_glaucium luteum_), which I had only found elsewhere near the sea-coast.
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