California poppy
Poppy Pop"py, n.; pl. {Poppies}. [OE. popy, AS. popig, L. papaver.] (Bot.) Any plant or species of the genus {Papaver}, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species ({Papaver somniferum}) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of {Capsule}. [1913 Webster]

{California poppy} (Bot.), any yellow-flowered plant of the genus {Eschscholtzia}.

{Corn poppy}. See under {Corn}.

{Horn poppy}, or {Horned poppy}. See under {Horn}.

{Poppy bee} (Zo["o]l.), a leaf-cutting bee ({Anthocopa papaveris}) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for the lining of its cells; -- called also {upholsterer bee}.

{Prickly poppy} (Bot.), {Argemone Mexicana}, a yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle.

{Poppy seed}, the seed the opium poppy ({Papaver somniferum}).

{Spatling poppy} (Bot.), a species of Silene ({Silene inflata}). See {Catchfly}. [1913 Webster]


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  • California poppy — a plant, Eschscholtzia californica, of the poppy family, having feathery bluish foliage and showy, orange yellow flowers: the state flower of California. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * Annual garden plant (Eschscholzia californica) in the poppy family,… …   Universalium

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  • California poppy — noun Date: 1874 any of a genus (Eschscholzia) of herbs of the poppy family; especially one (E. californica) widely cultivated for its usually yellow or orange flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • California poppy — n. eschscholtzia, annual plant of the poppy family with leaves of a bluish color and colorful orange to yellow flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • California poppy — noun an annual poppy native to western North America, cultivated for its brilliant yellow or orange flowers. [Eschscholtzia californica.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • California poppy — Cal′ifor′nia pop′py n. pln a poppy, Eschscholzia californica, having feathery bluish foliage and orange yellow flowers • Etymology: 1890–95, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • California poppy — noun of Pacific coast of North America; widely cultivated for its yellow to red flowers • Syn: ↑Eschscholtzia californica • Hypernyms: ↑poppy • Member Holonyms: ↑Eschscholtzia, ↑genus Eschscholtzia …   Useful english dictionary

  • California poppy — noun A popular flowering garden plant, Eschscholzia californica, native to the south western United States …   Wiktionary

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