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Definition of Poppy

Babylon English

plant that produces bright flowers, plant from which opium is made
Poppy Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
papaver
The Harry Potter Glossary
The stern school nurse at Hogwarts.
Origin:
Poppy - One of the oldest medicinal plants. The opium it contains has been used as a soporific and painkiller for thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of years.
Poppy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Alt. of Poppyhead
  
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poppy
\pop"py\ (?), n.; pl. poppies (#). [oe. popy, as. popig, l. papaver.] (bot.) 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.


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 sea poppy 
 bush poppy 
 mexican poppy 
 poppy seed 
 california poppy 
 mexican tulip poppy 
 celandine poppy 
 tree poppy 
 iceland poppy 
 welsh poppy 
 western poppy 
 arctic poppy 
 white poppy 
 corn poppy 
 wind poppy 
 wood poppy 
 poppy bee 
 horned poppy 
 horn poppy 
 prickly poppy 
 yellow horned poppy 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Mabgoll = n. the poppy
Pabi = n. the poppy
Australian Slang
1. very successful person; 2. achiever, often a disparaging term
the tendency to criticize successful people
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
(hypernym) flower
(hyponym) Iceland poppy, Papaver alpinum
(member-holonym) Papaveraceae, family Papaveraceae, poppy family
Poppy Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Language of Flowers

General - Eternal Sleep; Oblivion; Imagination
Red - Pleasure; Consolation
White - Consolation; Sleep ((Poppy is the floral sign of consolation probably because it was created by
"Ceres" while in search of her daughter, Prosperpine, to assuage her grief).
Yellow - Wealth; Success
Poppy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A Poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colourful flowers. One species of poppy, Papaver somniferum produces edible seeds, and is also the source of the crude drug opium which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine and has been used since ancient times as analgesic and narcotic medicinal and recreational drugs. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, red poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.

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