Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the seed the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items

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Examples

  • I was walking along the Rue des Rosiers, past the falafel stands and the sweet shops with the trays of poppy seed cake in the window, when I saw Chiara Grzebine coming out of Jo Goldenberg with a man I recognized from television but whose identity I couldn’t quite place.

    Dreaming in French

  • In case of restlessness, a decoction of poppy seed is given the child after it has been carried to the ordinary roosting-place of the chickens and kept there for a while.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • After the lecture, the head of the program, an elegant young woman who is rumored to be married to a KGB colonel, unveils a table with an electric samovar and a pile of big poppy seed bagels called bubliki, and, along with our students, we drink tea out of traditional glasses propped in metal holders.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • “facilitating the license to ship poppy seed to McKesson and Robbins,” and come over and see big world-forces at work?

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

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