Iceland poppy

noun

: a poppy (Papaver nudicaule) of holarctic regions often cultivated for its usually single showy flowers

Examples of Iceland poppy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Options for your new plantings include pinks, sweet alyssum, larkspurs, snapdragons, Iceland poppies, stocks, foxgloves, wallflowers, ornamental Swiss chard and, a little closer to March, petunias. Neil Sperry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Feb. 2024 Other rarities include Iceland poppies, garden roses, foxgloves and lisianthus . Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Iceland poppy was in 1870

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“Iceland poppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iceland%20poppy. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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