Shirley poppy

noun

Shir·​ley poppy ˈshər-lē- How to pronounce Shirley poppy (audio)
: a cultivated corn poppy with brightly colored usually white, pink, or red single or double flowers

Word History

Etymology

Shirley vicarage, Croydon, England

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shirley poppy was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Shirley poppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shirley%20poppy. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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