coquelicot

noun
coque·​li·​cot | \ ˈkäklə̇ˌkō, ˈkōk- \
plural -s

Definition of coquelicot

1a : any of several poppies of the genus Papaver especially : corn poppy
b : a mallow (Callirrhoë papaver) of the southern U.S. that resembles a poppy
2 : ponceau

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History and Etymology for coquelicot

French, cry of a cock, cock, poppy, of imitative origin; from a comparison of the flower to the comb of a cock

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“Coquelicot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coquelicot. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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