from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The seeds of the opium-poppy, Papaver somniferum: so called from being used as food for cage-birds, especially when molting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The seed of the opium poppy.
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- noun The
seedof the opium poppy.
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Compare German Magsamen.
The seeds of the white Poppy are known us mawseed, or balewort, and are given as food to singing birds.