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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