Definition of California poppy in English:

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California poppy

(also Californian poppy)


Image of California poppy
An annual poppy native to western North America, which is cultivated for its brilliant yellow or orange flowers.
  • Eschscholtzia californica, family Papaveraceae
Example sentences
  • 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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