creamcups

creamcups

[kreem-kuhps]
noun, plural creamcups. (used with a singular or plural verb)
a Californian plant, Platystemon californicus, of the poppy family, having narrow leaves and small, pale-yellow or cream-colored flowers.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; cream + cup + -s3

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creamcups (ˈkriːmˌkʌps)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) a Californian papaveraceous plant, Platystemon californicus, with small cream-coloured or yellow flowers on long flower stalks

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creamcups

(species Platystemon californicus), annual plant of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) native to western North America. The 30-centimetre- (1-foot-) tall, hairy plant bears 2.5-centimetre (1-inch) cream or pale yellow blooms singly on long stems. Six petals surround a prominent central puff of long, thick stamens (male reproductive structures). Creamcups grow with grasses in open ground and flower from March to May.

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