Definition of prickly poppy in English:

prickly poppy


  • A Central American plant with prickly leaves and large scented yellow flowers. It has become a weed in many tropical regions, but is cultivated in cooler regions as an ornamental.

    Argemone mexicana, family Papaveraceae

    • ‘A gust of red dust swirls around a patch of prickly poppies outside her hogan door, twisting past a pair of horses in a makeshift corral.’
    • ‘Areas once graced by desert mariposa tulip, Rocky Mountain bee plant, prickly poppy and evening primrose were invaded by the hostile horehound.’