Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of poppy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A handful of poppies from a field in Banyuls dels Aspres, in southern France (pres de Perpignan).

    baba cool - French Word-A-Day

  • The speed with which farmers are turning to poppies is confirmed by the Iraqi news agency al-Malaf Press, which says that opium is now being produced around the towns of Khalis, Sa'adiya, Dain'ya and south of Baladruz, pointing out that these are all areas where al-Qa'ida is strong ....

    Opium farms spread across Iraq

  • We bought numerous garlands of roses and poppies from the Indian children, both here and at Santa Anita, a little village where we landed, and as we returned towards evening we were amused by the singing and dancing of the Indians.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • The first poppies came, orange-yellow and golden in the standing grain, and we went about gleefully, as though drunken with their wine, and told each other that the poppies were there.

    The Golden Poppy

  • "But the poppies are here to-day," she said, glaring carnivorously upon their glow and splendor.

    The Golden Poppy

  • The orange of the poppies is a difficult one to include in a pleasing color scheme, for most other flowers that bloom at the same time here are pinks and reds.

    May Bloom Day 2008 « Fairegarden

  • They made an equally grievous error in Afghanistan by assuming that it would be easy to replace the cultivation of opium poppies, which is a 3 billion dollar a year business (and last year accounted for one-third of AfghanistanÂ’s GDP).

    Printing: Bush Prepares to Cut and Run in Afghanistan

  • They made an equally grievous error in Afghanistan by assuming that it would be easy to replace the cultivation of opium poppies, which is a 3 billion dollar a year business (and last year accounted for one-third of Afghanistan's GDP).

    Bush Prepares to Cut and Run in Afghanistan

  • Some of the poppies are a deep orange-color, while others are a pale yellow.

    Stories of California

  • The poppies were a larger sort than those in the wheatfields, and of a very glorious crimson.

    The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad

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