Definition of California poppy in English:

California poppy

Syllabification: Cal·i·for·nia pop·py


An annual poppy native to western North America that is cultivated for its brilliant yellow or orange flowers.
  • Eschscholzia californica, family Papaveraceae
More 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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