corn poppy

noun

Definition of corn poppy

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

Examples of corn poppy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Richardson is planting 2,400 pounds of wildflower seeds across the city," 13 Oct. 2020 Red corn poppy, cornflower and rocket larkspur are among the flowers on display. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Wildflowers are blooming in Richardson as stay-at-home coronavirus orders expire," 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, "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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First Known Use of corn poppy

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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28 Oct 2020

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“Corn poppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corn%20poppy. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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