Main definitions of poppy in English

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noun

  • A herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine.

    Papaver, Eschscholzia, and other genera, family Papaveraceae (the poppy family): many species, including the yellow-flowered arctic poppy (P. radicatum) of the Rocky Mountains. The poppy family also includes the corydalis, greater celandine, and bloodroot

    ‘Plants like peonies, poppies, and irises should also be planted in the fall season.’
    • ‘There will be colourful flowers, such as poppies to look at and smell, prickly plants and vegetables to eat.’
    • ‘We tried cheerful annuals, marigolds, nasturtiums and poppies.’
    • ‘Once the poppies have flowered, the seed heads are harvested and converted into morphine base in local laboratories.’
    • ‘Tomas's father lives in the countryside, amongst fields of golden wheat, rape seed and red poppies.’
    • ‘To use poppies in arrangements, cut the poppy stem and sear it with a match right away to seal the end.’
    • ‘If heroin poppies had been planted, it might have been different.’
    • ‘And of all the flowers I sowed this spring only a handfuls of poppies and marigolds have come up.’
    • ‘Around the ponds and burn there are paths and various plants, such as Himalayan poppies and rhododendrons.’
    • ‘Down one side of the lawn, we've got a good mass of herbs, clematis, sunflower seedlings and wild poppies.’
    • ‘It includes a painting of a bowling match taking place beside a flower bed out of which poppies are flowering.’
    • ‘This will be in the New England style of white flowers rather than red poppies.’
    • ‘Most poppies are very easy to grow, especially annuals such as the California or the Shirley.’
    • ‘The resultant plants were no smaller in height than the perennial poppies I already had but they produced enormous flowers in a range of shades.’
    • ‘It's about delphiniums, not about poppies, and seems to be suffering from the same irritating slipperiness.’
    • ‘The air is pungent with the smell of the rain-soaked marigolds and yellow poppies.’
    • ‘We walked ashore among delicate Svalbard poppies and purple-flowering saxifrage.’
    • ‘Thus poppies, hemp, some cacti, and some fungi share with vines a symbolic connection with the superhuman powers.’
    • ‘It may be a place of vines, but also of olives, poppies and lavender.’
    • ‘And it is a pale grey, with just a big bunch of poppies and oats and I think they're cornflowers.’

Pronunciation

poppy

/ˈpäpē/ /ˈpɑpi/

Origin

Old English popig, papæg, from a medieval Latin alteration of Latin papaver.

Main definitions of poppy in English

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Translate poppy into Spanish

adjectiveadjective poppier, adjective poppiest

  • (of popular music) tuneful and immediately appealing.

    • ‘catchy, poppy tunes’
    melodious, melodic, musical, mellifluous, sweet-sounding, pleasant-sounding, dulcet, euphonious, harmonious, lyrical, lilting

Pronunciation

poppy

/ˈpäpē/ /ˈpɑpi/