creamcups


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to creamcups: Platystemon californicus, Cream Cups

cream·cups

 (krēm′kŭps′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
An annual plant (Platystemon californicus) native to the southwest United States and Mexico and cultivated for its showy cream-colored to yellowish flowers.

creamcups

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

cream•cups

(ˈkrimˌkʌps)

n., pl. -cups. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a Californian plant, Platystemon californicus, of the poppy family, having small, pale yellow or cream-colored flowers.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creamcups - California plant with small pale yellow flowerscreamcups - California plant with small pale yellow flowers
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
genus Platystemon, Platystemon - one species: creamcups
References in periodicals archive ?
Wildflowers can be seen in patches of color, from the white and yellow of creamcups to the orange of Indian paintbrush and the dark blue of lupine.
As you start up the Bald Mountain Trail throuigh the meadow, look for California poppies, lupine, and creamcups. The new, well-graded trail switchbacks up steeply through live oak and bay forest; follow it uphill to the right where it becomes a paved service road.