California poppy

noun

: any of a genus (Eschscholzia) of herbs of the poppy family
especially : one (E. californica) widely cultivated for its usually yellow or orange flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of California poppy was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“California poppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20poppy. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

California poppy

noun
: any of a genus of herbs related to the poppies and including one widely grown for its usually yellow or orange flowers
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