- a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers.
Origin of corn poppy
First recorded in 1875–80; so called from its growing in grainfields
Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy.
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Examples from the Web for corn poppy
The corn-poppy was abundant, and many of the trees, flowering bulbs, and plants were identical with those in Pungo Andongo.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
- a poppy, Papaver rhoeas, that has bright red flowers and grows in cornfields. Since World War I it has been the symbol of fallen soldiersAlso called: coquelicot, Flanders poppy, field poppy