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Les Coquelicots by Claude Monet, 1873.

Coquelicot or coquelico (KOHK-lee-koh) is a French vernacular name for the wild corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas. The flower is distinguished by its bright red colour, and orange tint.[1] It eventually passed into English usage as the name of a colour based upon that of the flower. The first recorded use of this usage was in the year 1795. [2]

Claude Monet painted "Les Coquelicots" or "Poppies Blooming" in 1873.

The California poppy is coloured a shade of golden called golden poppy.

See also

  • List of colours

Oil on Convas


  1. ^ Webster's Unabridged Universal Dictionary, World Syndicate Publishing, N.Y., 1937
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 193; Color Sample of Coquelicot: Page 27 Plate 2 Color Sample C10
  • Cecil, David (1978). A Portrait of Jane Austen. Constable. 

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  • coquelicot — [ kɔkliko ] n. m. • 1545 coquelicoq; onomat. du cri du coq, d apr. la crête → cocorico 1 ♦ Petit pavot sauvage à fleur rouge vif (papavéracées) qui croît dans les champs. ⇒ 1. ponceau. Loc. Rouge comme un coquelicot : rouge de confusion, de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coquelicot — COQUELICOT. s. mas. Espèce de pavot. Le coquelicot rouge et simple croît parmi les blés. Sirop de coquelicot. On cultive dans les jardins du coquelicot qui est double et de différentes couleurs …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • coquelicot — COQUELICOT. Espece de pavot rouge qui croist parmi les bleds. Coquelicot simple, double. syrop de coquelicots …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Coquelicot — Coque li*cot , n. [F.] 1. (Bot.) The wild poppy, or red corn rose. [1913 Webster] 2. The color of the wild poppy; a color nearly red, like orange mixed with scarlet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coquelicot — (fr., spr. Kocklikoh), 1) wilder Mohn; 2) die Farbe desselben, hochroth, zwischen Karmesin u. Scharlach stehend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coquelicot — (frz., spr. kock likoh), der Klatschmohn und dessen Farbe (hochrot, zwischen Karmesin und Scharlach) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • coquelicot — [kōk′li kō΄] n. 〚< Fr coq, cock: applied to the poppy because of similarity of color to that of a cock s comb〛 CORN POPPY * * * …   Universalium

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