Shirley poppy

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Shir·​ley poppy | \ ˈshər-lē- How to pronounce Shirley poppy (audio) \

Definition of Shirley poppy

: a cultivated corn poppy with brightly colored usually white, pink, or red single or double flowers

First Known Use of Shirley poppy

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shirley poppy

Shirley vicarage, Croydon, England

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The first known use of Shirley poppy was in 1886

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“Shirley poppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shirley%20poppy. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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