noun esch·scholt·zia \eˈshōltsēə\

Definition of eschscholtzia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of showy herbs (family Papaveraceae) of western North America having leaves ternately dissected several times into linear or oblong segments and sepals coherent into a characteristic pointed hood which is pushed off as the flower buds expand — see california poppy

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Eschscholtzia

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Origin and Etymology of eschscholtzia

New Latin, from J.F.Eschscholtz †1831 German naturalist + New Latin -ia

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