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poppy family

noun
herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Rhoeadales, ↑order Rhoeadales, ↑Papaverales, ↑order Papaverales
Member Meronyms:

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noun

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the plant family Papaveraceae, characterized by chiefly herbaceous plants having white, yellow, or reddish juice, alternate and often lobed or dissected leaves, showy, usually solitary flowers, and capsular fruit, and including bloodroot, creamcups, greater celandine, and poppies of the genera Papaver, Eschscholzia, Argemone, and others.

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poppy family,
a group of dicotyledonous herbs, widely distributed in north temperate regions, having a milky juice and flowers of various colors. The family includes the poppy, bloodroot, celandine, and California poppy.

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