poppy red

Origin of poppy red

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for poppy red

Historical Examples of poppy red

  • Her cheeks were poppy-red, her eyes sparkled with the mere joy of living.

    The Woman Beautiful

    Helen Follett Stevans

  • The garden of death was a riot of colour, green, crimson, heliotrope and poppy-red.

    The Red Horizon

    Patrick MacGill

  • They were seated cross-legged in a semicircle, and one of them was thumbing tobacco into the bowl of a poppy-red pipe.

    IT and Other Stories

    Gouverneur Morris

  • Her eyes flamed and her cheeks grew hotter and deeper in tint until they were poppy-red.

    A True Friend

    Adeline Sergeant

  • In the porch a white-headed woman, in a gold-edged blue kerchief and poppy-red skirt, was holding a dame-school.

    Spanish Highways and Byways

    Katharine Lee Bates