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British Dictionary definitions for meconopsis

meconopsis

noun
  1. any plant of the mostly Asiatic papaveraceous genus Meconopsis, esp M. betonicifolia (the Tibetan or blue poppy), grown for its showy sky-blue flowers. M. cambrica is the Welsh poppy

Word Origin

New Latin, from Greek mēkōn poppy + -opsis
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Historical Examples

  • For the wild garden or wilderness the Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) is one of the best plants.

    The Wild Garden

    William Robinson