Definition of horned poppy in English:

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horned poppy

(also horn poppy)

noun

A Eurasian poppy with grayish-green lobed leaves, large flowers, and a long curved seed capsule.
  • Genus Glaucium, family Papaveraceae: several species, in particular the yellow horned poppy (G. flavum), which has become naturalized in the US, especially along the coast from Massachusetts to Virginia
Example sentences
  • Its odd common name of horned poppy refers to its almost foot-long curved seed pods that arch as they ripen.
  • My last stars of the fall garden are the horned poppies, Glaucium flavum and Glaucium grandiflorum.
  • You may also find yellow horned poppies, crocuses and orchids, depending on the terrain.

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Syllabification: horned pop·py

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