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. 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.
- adj. In the style of pop music.
- adj. Having a popping sound.
- n. An affectionate nickname given to a father or grandfather, or a male authority figure standing in a similar position.
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
Anyway, these two are: left - a poppy from Anne R for the 1910s swap ( "In Flanders fields the poppies blow" - the poppy is the symbol of lives lost during WWI).
Two reasons why you all are less than unanimous in poppy diagonsis:
This prickly poppy is a superb example of the principle.
Since the Taliban was toppled in late 2001, U.S. and other Western officials have sought to provide crop alternatives to Afghan farmers in districts in the south and west, where the bulk of the country's poppy is grown.
But the Taliban's dominance in poppy-growing regions, high unemployment and the sinking prices of other crops have kept the opium trade strong.
Add wet ingredients and mix lightly, then mix in poppy seeds gently.
At one end lies Afghanistan where poppy is harvested for transshipment through Iran and Turkey; as morphine base it is then refined into “product” for worldwide consumption.
Actually, the white poppy is for sale all year round.
When the Spanish settled here they called the poppy _copa de oro_, or cup of gold.
Blossoms of garden poppies of numerous colours – the white poppy is the opium poppy – petals are four in number, very much crumpled in the bud – buds droop on stem, but flower is erect.
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