from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Papaver, having nodding buds with four crumpled petals, showy red, orange, or white flowers, a milky juice, and capsules that dehisce through terminal pores.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants, such as the California poppy.
- n. An extract from the sap of unripe poppy seedpods, used in medicine and narcotics.
- n. A vivid red to reddish orange.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An affectionate nickname given to a father or grandfather, or a male authority figure standing in a similar position.
- adj. In the style of pop music.
- adj. Having a popping sound.
- n. Any plant of the species Papaver, with crumpled often red petals and a milky juice.
- n. a bright red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the poppy flower.
- n. a simple artificial poppy worn in the buttonhole to remember the fallen in the two World Wars, especially around Remembrance Sunday.
- adj. of a bright red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the poppy flower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Papaver.
- n. One of several plants belonging to other genera of the Papaveraceæ.
- n. The foxglove.
- n. In architecture, same as poppy-head.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
Middle English popi, from Old English popig, probably alteration of Vulgar Latin *papāvum, alteration of Latin papāver.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Diminutive of pop. (Wiktionary)
From popular, by shortening (Wiktionary)
From pop ("sound") (Wiktionary)
From Old English popiġ (Wiktionary)