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papaver somniferum

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  • n. southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium

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  • The opium poppy, a type of poppy from which all refined opiates such as morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine are extracted. The binomial name means, loosely, the "sleep-bringing poppy", referring to its narcotic properties.

    May 14, 2008