corn-poppy

corn poppy

noun
a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers.
Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy.


Origin:
1875–80; so called from its growing in grainfields

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corn poppy
 
n
coquelicot, Flanders poppy, Also called: field 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

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