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corn poppy

a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers.
Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy.
1875-80; so called from its growing in grainfields Unabridged
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corn poppy

a poppy, Papaver rhoeas, that has bright red flowers and grows in cornfields. Since World War I it has been the symbol of fallen soldiers Also called coquelicot, Flanders poppy, field poppy
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corn poppy

annual (rarely biennial) plant of the poppy family (Papaveraceae), native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia; it has been introduced into Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

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