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corn poppy

noun
1.
a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers.
Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy.
Origin of corn poppy
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; so called from its growing in grainfields
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British Dictionary definitions for corn poppy

corn poppy

noun
1.
a poppy, Papaver rhoeas, that has bright red flowers and grows in cornfields. Since World War I it has been the symbol of fallen soldiers Also called coquelicot, Flanders poppy, field poppy
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