from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fixed oil expressed from the seeds of the opium-poppy.
- noun A limpid light-yellow oil obtained, chiefly in India, from the seeds of the Mexican or prickly poppy. It saponifies readily, burns well, is recommended for lubricating, and credited with medicinal properties.
- noun An oil, little utilized, obtained from the seeds of the horned poppy.
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So far was this from being the case, and so distinct is the evidence of the practice of oil-painting in antecedent periods, that of late years the discoveries of the Van Eycks have not unfrequently been treated as entirely fabulous; and Raspe, in particular, rests their claims to gratitude on the contingent introduction of amber-varnish and poppy-oil: -- "Such _perhaps_," he says,