a plant, Eschscholtzia californica, of the poppy family, having feathery bluish foliage and showy, orange-yellow flowers: the state flower of California.
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Origin of California poppy
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Words nearby California poppy
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British Dictionary definitions for California poppy
a papaveraceous plant, Eschscholtzia californica, of the Pacific coast of North America, having yellow or orange flowers and finely divided bluish-green leavesAlso called: eschscholzia, eschscholtzia
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