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noun

a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers.

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Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy.

Origin of corn poppy

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

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
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