Shirley poppy


noun

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

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