corn poppy


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One wildflower seed mix includes corn flower, rocket larkspur and red corn poppy. Dallas News, 19 Oct. 2022 This park features a buttercup, misty mountain, ground spray, three ants, corn poppy, flutter, morning cross and three surf stones. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2022 Richardson Parks and Recreation staffers are planting a mix of red corn poppy, cornflower and rocket larkspur seeds across the city for the annual wildflower program. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 13 Oct. 2020 Red corn poppy, cornflower and rocket larkspur are among the flowers on display. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 4 May 2020 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, 7 Feb. 2018 Fall planting makes all the difference for them and corn poppies. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, 16 Oct. 2017 But larkspur and corn poppies are not seen so often this way. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, 16 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corn poppy was circa 1859

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“Corn poppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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