Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the natural order Papaveraceæ, the poppy family, and the tribe Eupapavereæ, charactrized by a capsule which splits open for a short distance, and by a club-shaped style bearing from four to six radiate-deflexed stigma-lobes. They are herbs, having a yellow juice, entire or lobed leaves, and showy yellow, purple, or blue flowers, which droop in the bud, and are borne on long peduncles. Nine species are known, natives of western Europe, the central part of Asia, and western North America. M. cambrica, the Welsh poppy, a plant of rocky and woody places in parts of western Europe, has bright-green hairy pinnate leaves, slender stems, and large terminal sulphur-yellow flowers. This and several other species are cultivated for ornament.
- n. Any of several poppy-like plants, of the genus Meconopsis, most of which are found in the Himalayas
- n. herbs almost entirely of mountains of China and Tibet; often monocarpic
“Did he know a flower called meconopsis, if that was the way to spell it, a sort of poppy of a most lovely colour?”
“It was a meconopsis, a name derived from the Greek mekon (poppy) and opsis (like).”
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