from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small genus of plants, natural order Papaveraceœ.
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- noun any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
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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.