Definition of meconopsis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmiːkəˈnɒpsɪs/

noun (plural same or meconopses)

A Eurasian poppy which is often grown as an ornamental.
  • Genus Meconopsis, family Papaveraceae: several species.
Example sentences
  • The natural habitat of meconopsis is somewhere up the Himalayas so they are impossible to grow down South, but here in the north of Scotland, they flourish, and this is their time.
  • This year, he's bringing a particularly interesting specimen of meconopsis.


Modern Latin, from Greek mēkōn 'poppy' + opsis 'appearance'.

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