opium poppy, Papaver somniferum(noun)
southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
Papaver somniferum the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted
Origin: opium + poppy
Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. Opium is the source of many narcotics, including morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine. The Latin botanical name means the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to the sedative properties of some of these opiates. The poppy is the only species of Papaveraceae that is an agricultural crop grown on a large scale. Other species, Papaver rhoeas and Papaver argemone, are important agricultural weeds, and may be mistaken for the crop. The plant itself is also valuable for ornamental purposes, and has been known as the "common garden poppy", referencing all the group of poppy plants. Poppy seeds of Papaver somniferum are an important food item and the source of poppyseed oil, a healthful edible oil that has many uses.
The numerical value of opium poppy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of opium poppy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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