from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Argemone, chiefly of tropical America, having large yellow, lavender, or white flowers and prickly leaves, stems, and pods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Argemone Mexicana, a yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle.

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

  • n. any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
  • n. annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruit


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