Joan silverpin

noun

: any of several poppies
especially : opium poppy

Word History

Etymology

probably from English dialect Joan's silver pin article of beauty in a sordid setting; from the fact that this showy flower is often found among weeds

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“Joan silverpin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Joan%20silverpin. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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