One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a series of red azo dyes.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From French ponceau, transferred uses of ponceau poppy from poun, poon peacock + -cel, diminutive suffix, the flower being so called on account of its vivid colours, which are compared to those of a peacock.
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