Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the poppy.
  • adj. Inducing sleep; soporific.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the poppy; of the nature of the poppy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the properties of, or characteristic of, the poppy, papaveraceous.

Etymologies

From Latin papāver +‎ -ous. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For Cromer may be the garden of sleep, but you shall find sleepier gardens and more papaverous poppies -- Somewhere Else.

    Without Prejudice

  • Sometimes it is morphine or the narcotic principle, that characterises the vegetable milk, as in some papaverous plants; sometimes it is caoutchouc, as in the hevea and the castilloa; sometimes albumen and caseum, as in the cow-tree.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • "Cromer may be the garden of sleep, but you shall find sleepier gardens and more papaverous poppies - Somewhere Else."

    NYT > Opinion

  • Was it prudently considered that the dullest of critics can read only as long as his eyes are open? and that the function of judge must incessantly bring under his cognisance papaverous volumes, with which only a super-human endowment of vigilance could hope successfully to contend? so that the goddess is driven, by the necessity of the game, to admit within the circuit of her somnolent sway, a virtue to which she is naturally and peculiarly hostile?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

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