Definition of Corn poppy
1. Noun. Annual European poppy common in grain fields and often cultivated.
Generic synonyms: Poppy
Group relationships: Genus Papaver, Papaver
Lexicographical Neighbors of Corn Poppy
Literary usage of Corn poppy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter (1894)
"... with a black spot rimmed with white in every petal; the corn poppy will be always clear scarlet ; the Bride a miracle of lustrous white, and so on. ..."
2. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"The corn poppy is about one foot or two feet high. The leaves are alternate, long, downy, and deeply cut. The flowers in the single kind are of a brilliant ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Orange, red and white are the chief colors, besides shades of yellow, but the flowers never attain the brilliant scarlet of the corn poppy. ..."
4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"The corn poppy, which grows in the fields of Europe, is a weed we gladly cultivate. This, naturally, has red petals and is dark at the center of the flower; ..."
5. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"Of recent years pretty single forms of the corn poppy have become popular under the name of "Shirley Poppies." Being hardy annuals, they can be sown where ..."
6. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"corn poppy; scarlet color like that of the corn poppy; small bridge, culvert. —a. corn- poppy red, poppy-colored. poncer, ..."