a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium, for its oily seeds, and as an ornamental.
a poppy, Papaver somniferum, of SW Asia, with greyish-green leaves and typically white or reddish flowers: widely cultivated as a source of opium

opium poppy n.
A plant native to Turkey and adjacent areas, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers and cultivated as a source of opium.


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