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poppy seed

seed of the poppy plant, used as an ingredient or topping for breads, rolls, cakes, and cookies.
Origin of poppy seed
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
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Examples from the web for poppy seed
  • At the center of each poppy seed-size fuel particle is a uranium kernel.
  • They discovered oils in the mix of layers, probably either walnut or poppy seed oil.
  • They go unnoticed thanks to their miniature dimensions: the biggest tardigrades don't get bigger than a poppy seed.
  • Use canned poppy seed filling in several baked goods.
  • After an egg hatches, the emerging larva is about the size of a poppy seed and has six legs.
  • They can vary in size from that of a poppy seed to that of an apple seed.
  • They do this five times, going from the size of a poppy seed to the size of an apple seed.
  • It can range in size from a poppy seed to a tick, depending on the life cycle stage.
British Dictionary definitions for poppy seed

poppy seed

the small grey seeds of one type of poppy flower, used esp on loaves and as a cake filling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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