Welsh poppy


noun
  1. a poppy, Meconopsis cambrica, of western Europe, having pale-green, slightly hairy foliage and pale-yellow flowers.

Origin of Welsh poppy

1
First recorded in 1735–45

Words Nearby Welsh poppy

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How to use Welsh poppy in a sentence

  • The Welsh poppy thrives, as might be expected, admirably in the grove, its rich yellow cups just showing above the meadow.

    The Wild Garden | William Robinson
  • For the wild garden or wilderness the Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) is one of the best plants.

    The Wild Garden | William Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for Welsh poppy

Welsh poppy

noun
  1. a perennial W European papaveraceous plant, Meconopsis cambrica, with large yellow flowers

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