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For the of Montreal album, see Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse.
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Coquelicot ( /ˈkklɪk/ KOHK-li-koh) 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.[1] 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.[2]

Claude Monet painted Les Coquelicots or Poppies Blooming in 1873.

Coquelicots by Robert Vonnoh, 1890
Les Coquelicots by Claude Monet, 1873.

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  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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