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corn poppy

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

  • 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

    David Livingstone

British Dictionary definitions for corn poppy

corn poppy

  1. 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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