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opium poppy

noun
1.
a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium, for its oily seeds, and as an ornamental.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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Examples from the web for opium poppy
  • The rope is not a normal gallows rope but the stem of an opium poppy.
  • Poppy straw is the entire cut and dried opium poppy-plant material, other than the seeds.
  • It is the world's leading coca producer and a major producer of opium poppy.
British Dictionary definitions for opium poppy

opium poppy

noun
1.
a poppy, Papaver somniferum, of SW Asia, with greyish-green leaves and typically white or reddish flowers: widely cultivated as a source of opium
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opium poppy in Medicine

opium poppy n.
A plant native to Turkey and adjacent areas, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers and cultivated as a source of opium.

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