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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a plant (Eschscholtzia californica) of the poppy family, with yellow to orange flowers
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An herb (Eschscholzia californica) native to western North America and having finely divided leaves and showy, often orange or yellow flowers.