- a Californian shrub, Dendromecon rigida, of the poppy family, having leathery evergreen leaves and showy, usually yellow flowers.
Origin of tree poppy
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called bush poppy.
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Examples from the Web for tree poppy
The tree-poppy is the only truly woody plant in the poppy family.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
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