a Californian shrub, Dendromecon rigida, of the poppy family, having leathery evergreen leaves and showy, usually yellow flowers.
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Also called bush poppy.
Origin of tree poppy
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Words nearby tree 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