eschscholtzia

noun
esch·​scholt·​zia | \ eˈshōltsēə \

Definition of eschscholtzia

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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Eschscholtzia

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History and Etymology for eschscholtzia

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

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“Eschscholtzia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschscholtzia. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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