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tree poppy

  1. a Californian shrub, Dendromecon rigida, of the poppy family, having leathery evergreen leaves and showy, usually yellow flowers.
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Origin of tree poppy

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called bush poppy.
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  • The tree-poppy is the only truly woody plant in the poppy family.

    The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons