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poppy red

poppy (def 4).
Origin of poppy red
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The garden of death was a riot of colour, green, crimson, heliotrope and poppy-red.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • Her cheeks were poppy-red, her eyes sparkled with the mere joy of living.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • They were seated cross-legged in a semicircle, and one of them was thumbing tobacco into the bowl of a poppy-red pipe.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • In the porch a white-headed woman, in a gold-edged blue kerchief and poppy-red skirt, was holding a dame-school.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
  • Her eyes flamed and her cheeks grew hotter and deeper in tint until they were poppy-red.

    A True Friend Adeline Sergeant

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