California poppy


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California poppy

n.
A plant (Eschscholzia californica) native to western North America, having finely divided leaves and showy orange or yellow flowers.

California poppy

n
(Plants) a papaveraceous plant, Eschscholtzia californica, of the Pacific coast of North America, having yellow or orange flowers and finely divided bluish-green leaves. Also called: eschscholzia or eschscholtzia

Cal′ifor′nia pop′py


n.
a poppy, Eschscholziacalifornica, having feathery bluish foliage and orange-yellow flowers.
[1890–95, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.California poppy - of Pacific coast of North AmericaCalifornia poppy - of Pacific coast of North America; widely cultivated for its yellow to red flowers
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
Eschscholtzia, genus Eschscholtzia - showy herbs of western North America
Translations
Schlafmützchen
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Preliminary studies confirm that the California poppy has mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects, making it a good slumber-inducer.
LANCASTER -- With poppies blanketing hillsides in blazing orange, the 17th annual California Poppy Festival kicks off this weekend with Cajun and jazz music, food, fine arts, crafts, and a farmers market.
The quintessential Western wildflower, California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) heralds spring in a blaze of brilliant orange.
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LANCASTER -- A saxophonist known for sweet and smooth music, an NBA star turned bass player and a roots rock band will be the highlight entertainers in April for Lancaster's 2007 California Poppy Festival.
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California Poppy Project announced that 58 new web sites are planned to go live in 2000.
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For its publications, the city is using a single California poppy with the city's name.

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