a cultivated strain of the corn poppy, having variously colored single or double flowers.
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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
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