|—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]|
|informal (Austral) a person who has a high salary or is otherwise prominent|
|[perhaps from Tarquin's decapitation of the tallest poppies in his garden, to indicate the fate of the most prominent citizens of Gabii]|
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.