tulip poppy

noun

Definition of tulip poppy

1 : a commonly cultivated glaucous annual poppy (Papaver glaucum) of Asia Minor with cup-shaped scarlet flowers on tall erect stems
2 : a perennial Mexican herb (Hunnemannia fumariaefolia) of the family Papaveraceae that closely resembles the California poppy but has bright orange-colored stamens and two separate sepals

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“Tulip poppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulip%20poppy. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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