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Coquelicot \Coque"li*cot`\, n. [F.]

  1. (Bot.) The wild poppy, or red corn rose.

  2. The color of the wild poppy; a color nearly red, like orange mixed with scarlet.

For the of Montreal album, see Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse. ''For the Sakura Wars character, see List of Sakura Wars characters.

Coquelicot ( ) is a shade of red. The term was originally a French vernacular name for the wild corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas, which is distinguished by its bright red color, and orange tint. It eventually passed into English usage as the name of a color based upon that of the flower. The first recorded use of this usage was in the year 1795.

Claude Monet painted Les Coquelicots or Poppies Blooming in 1873.

Usage examples of "coquelicot".

Her sleek brown hair was covered by an ermine shako tied with wide grosgrain ribbons dyed to match the coquelicot velvet of her erminelined driving pelisse.

Over this amazing garment he wore a dashing coat in coquelicot brocade, and crowned his sartorial confection with a curly-brimmed beaver brushed to glistening perfection.

She pulled a Coquelicot round dress over her head and turned so her sister could fasten the back.

The chemise was pink, the petticoat coquelicot scarlet, the bodice green and yellow stripes.

Of coquelicot silk, it was covered with a design of birds and flowers in vivid blue and gold and purple.

Coquelicot, although January would have been willing to bet Coquelicot St.

As queen of secrets, Mamzelle Marie might very well have known things about Coquelicot St.

Except for the coquelicot ribbons and that towering headdress, she was again his own dear Deb, and he spent a blissful half-hour, walking with her down the many paths of the gardens, and telling her how much he loved her.

Les yeux de Catherine sont de bons petits yeux qui aiment les coquelicots.

Les yeux de Catherine sont de bons petits yeux qui aiment les coquelicots.

Do you know, I saw the prettiest hat you can imagine, in a shop window in Milsom Street just now -- very like yours, only with coquelicot ribbons instead of green.