Definition of Argemone

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America.

Exact synonyms: Devil's Fig, Prickly Poppy, White Thistle
Group relationships: Genus Argemone
Specialized synonyms: Argemone Mexicana, Mexican Poppy
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



Definition of Argemone

1. a plant with prickly leaves [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argemone

arfvedsonite
arfvedsonites
arg
argal
argala
argalas
argali
argalis
argals
argan
argand
argands
argans
argasid
argasids
argemone (current term)
argemones
argent
argent-
argentaffin
argentaffin cell
argentaffin granules
argentaffinoma
argental
argentate
argentation
argentation chromatography
argentations
argenteus
argentian

Literary usage of Argemone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"argemone grandiflora is the most showy of the genus ; a native of Mexico. ... The roots of the argemone, if taken up and kept in pots, in a frame or cellar, ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1854)
"6, December 1, 1852, an article by Dr. W. Hamilton, MB, on the successful application of the oil of argemone Mexicana, as a remedy for Asiatic Cholera, ..."

3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"argemone of the ripe seed-vessel, dehiscing, and showing the rounded seeds ... argemone (argema, cataract of the eye). A genus consisting of half a dozen ..."

4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"areas to the exclusion of everything else. A striking plant of the lowland zone is the Mexican Poppy, argemone Mexicana, ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"Oil of the seeds of argemone mexicana. — Orange-yellow, mild. Remains fluid at 8° (J. Lepine). ... argemone ..."

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