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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Eschscholtzia

Word History


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

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“Eschscholtzia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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