devil's fig

noun
any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Hyponyms: ↑Mexican poppy, ↑Argemone mexicana
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Argemone

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  • devil's-fig — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural devil s figs) 1. : prickly poppy 2. : prickly pear …   Useful english dictionary

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  • give the devil his due — {v. phr.} To be fair, even to someone who is bad; tell the truth about a person even though you don t like him, * /I don t like Mr. Jones, but to give the devil his due, I must admit that he is a good teacher./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the devil his due — {v. phr.} To be fair, even to someone who is bad; tell the truth about a person even though you don t like him, * /I don t like Mr. Jones, but to give the devil his due, I must admit that he is a good teacher./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — or {literary}[between two fires] or[between a rock and a hard place] {adv. phr.} Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do. * /The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea — or {literary}[between two fires] or[between a rock and a hard place] {adv. phr.} Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do. * /The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Thorn devil — Thorn Thorn, n. [AS. [thorn]orn; akin to OS. & OFries. thorn, D. doorn, G. dorn, Dan. torn, Sw. t[ o]rne, Icel. [thorn]orn, Goth. [thorn]a[ u]rnus; cf. Pol. tarn, Russ. tern the blackthorn, ternie thorns, Skr. t[.r][.n]a grass, blade of grass.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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