Definitions for Poppyˈpɒp i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pop•py*ˈpɒp i(n.)(pl.)-pies

  1. any plant of the genus Papaver, having showy, usu. red flowers.

    Category: Plants

    Ref: Compare poppy family.

  2. any of several related or similar plants, as the California poppy or the prickly poppy.

    Category: Plants

  3. an extract from the juice of the poppy, as opium.

    Category: Pharmacology

  4. Also called pop′py red′. an orangish red resembling scarlet.

* for 1, 2..

Origin of poppy:

bef. 900; ME; OE popæg, papig蠐 VL *papāvum, for L papāver

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poppy(noun)

    annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers


  1. Poppy(ProperNoun)

    , a flower name used since the end of the 19th century.

  2. Origin: From popular, by shortening

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poppy(noun)

    any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species (Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of Capsule

  2. Poppy(noun)

    alt. of Poppyhead


  1. Poppy

    The Poppy is an Angiospermae or flowering plant of the family Papaveraceae. Ornamental poppies are grown for their colorful flowers; some varieties of poppy are used as food, whilst other varieties produce the powerful medicinal alkaloid opium which has been used since ancient times to create analgesic and narcotic medicinal and recreational drugs. Following the trench warfare of the 1st World War which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, red poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Poppy flowers have 4 to 6 petals, many stamens forming a conspicuous whorl in the center of the flower and an ovary consisting of from 2 to many fused carpels. Poppies can grow to be over 4 feet tall, and 6 inches across. The petals are showy, may be of almost any color and some have markings. The petals are crumpled in the bud and as blooming finishes, the petals often lie flat before falling away. The poppy will become dormant after blooming. Poppies are in full bloom late spring to early summer. Most species secrete latex when injured. The pollen of the oriental poppy, Papaver orientale, is dark blue. The Papaver Somniferum poppy is mainly grown in Eastern and Southern Asia, and South Eastern Europe. It is believed that it originated in the Mediterranean region. The pollen of the field poppy or corn poppy is dark green to grey. Bees use poppies as a pollen source.

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a type of plant with large, usually red flowers.

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