Meaning of meconopsis in English:

meconopsis

nounplural noun meconopsis, plural noun meconopses

  • A Eurasian poppy which is often grown as an ornamental.

    Genus Meconopsis, family Papaveraceae: several species

    ‘The natural habitat of meconopsis is somewhere up the Himalayas so they are impossible to grow down South, but here in the north of Scotland, they flourish, and this is their time.’
    • ‘This year, he's bringing a particularly interesting specimen of meconopsis.’

Pronunciation

meconopsis

/ˌmiːkəˈnɒpsɪs/ /ˌmɛkəˈnɒpsɪs/

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek mēkōn ‘poppy’ + opsis ‘appearance’.