|—n , pl -pies|
|1.||corn poppy Iceland poppy See opium poppy any of numerous papaveraceous plants of the temperate genus Papaver, having red, orange, or white flowers and a milky sap|
|2.||any of several similar or related plants, such as the California poppy, prickly poppy, horned poppy, and Welsh poppy|
|3.||obsolete any of the drugs, such as opium, that are obtained from these plants|
|4.||a. a strong red to reddish-orange colour|
|b. (as adjective): a poppy dress|
|5.||a less common name for poppyhead|
|6.||an artificial red poppy flower worn to mark Remembrance Sunday|
|[Old English popæg, ultimately from Latin papāver]|
poppy pop·py (pŏp'ē)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Papaver, having showy red, orange, or white flowers, a milky juice, and capsules that dehisce through terminal pores.
An extract from the sap of unripe poppy seedpods, used in medicine and narcotics.
any of several ornamental flowering plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae), especially species of the genus Papaver, which have lobed or dissected leaves, milky sap, often nodding buds on solitary stalks, and four- to six-petaled flowers with numerous stamens surrounding the ovary. The two sepals drop off as the petals unfold. The ovary develops into a spherical capsule topped by a disk formed by the stigmas. The many small seeds escape from pores beneath the disk when the capsule is shaken by the wind
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