coquelicot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French coquelicot (red poppy)

Noun[edit]

coquelicot (plural coquelicots)

  1. A reddish-orange colour; poppy
    • 1980, Stephen Donaldson, The Wounded Land: The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Book One, Hachette UK (ISBN 9781473202542)
      It appeared baleful, fiery and red; it wore coquelicot like a crown of thorns, and cast a humid heat entirely unlike the fierce intensity of the desert sun.
    • 2011, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, The Flood-Tide: The Morland Dynasty, Hachette UK (ISBN 9780748132966)
      'All these weeks we have wasted wrangling, and I knew from the beginning that it must be the green, and not the coquelicot.'

Adjective[edit]

coquelicot (comparative more coquelicot, superlative most coquelicot)

  1. Having a reddish-orange poppy colour.
    • 1798, Jane Austen, The Letters (Annotated Edition), Jazzybee Verlag (ISBN 9783849614409)
      I still venture to retain the narrow silver round it, put twice round without any bow, and instead of the black military feather shall put in the coquelicot one as being smarter, and besides coquelicot is to be all the fashion this winter.

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Variant of cocorico (cock's cry), from a similarity to a rooster's crest.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coquelicot m (plural coquelicots)

  1. poppy, corn poppy, red poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

coquelicot m (plural coquelicots)

  1. (Guernsey) poppy

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