Shirley poppy

  1. a cultivated strain of the corn poppy, having variously colored single or double flowers.

Origin of Shirley poppy

First recorded in 1885–90; after a subspecies selected and named by William Wilks (1843–1923), English horticulturist, of Shirley vicarage, Croydon, Surrey

Words Nearby Shirley poppy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Shirley poppy in a sentence

  • The Shirley poppy makes a brave show about the last of July, but after that it soon dies.

    Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford