Definition of California poppy in English:

California poppy

Line breaks: Cali|for¦nia poppy
(also Californian poppy)


  • An annual poppy native to western North America, which is cultivated for its brilliant yellow or orange flowers.
    • Eschscholtzia californica, family Papaveraceae
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    • In spring, the hills shine an almost Irish green; patches of California poppies glow brilliant yellow orange.
    • The three flowers to be voted upon included the California poppy, the Mariposa lily, and the Matilija poppy.
    • Among them were orange and yellow California poppies; their sunny blooms have returned every year since.

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