corn poppy

noun

Definition of corn poppy 

: an annual red-flowered Eurasian poppy (Papaver rhoeas) common in fields and cultivated in several varieties

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In Europe though, nitrogen was available due to the spilled blood enhancing the corn poppy, Europe’s colonizer that flourished after the Armistice. Maureen Gilmer, idahostatesman, "Lupine is tailor-made for gardens in the West," 7 Feb. 2018 Fall planting makes all the difference for them and corn poppies. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, "Sow larkspur and corn poppies for spring beauty | Charlotte Observer," 16 Oct. 2017 But larkspur and corn poppies are not seen so often this way. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, "Sow larkspur and corn poppies for spring beauty | Charlotte Observer," 16 Oct. 2017

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circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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