Dictionary.com

corn poppy

Save This Word!

noun
a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy.

Origin of corn poppy

First recorded in 1875–80; so called from its growing in grainfields
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use corn poppy in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK