Poppy



[pop-ee] /ˈpɒp i/

noun, plural poppies for 1, 2, 4–7.
1.
any plant of the genus Papaver, having showy, usually red flowers.
Compare .
2.
any of several related or similar plants, as the or the .
3.
an extract, as opium, from such a plant.
4.
Also called poppy red. an orangish red resembling scarlet.
5.
Architecture. .
6.
an artificial flower resembling a poppy, especially one received as evidence of a contribution to a fund for disabled war veterans.
Idioms
7.
tall poppy, Australian. someone of preeminence or with a large income; important and powerful person.
/ˈpɒpɪ/
noun (pl) -pies
1.
any of numerous papaveraceous plants of the temperate genus Papaver, having red, orange, or white flowers and a milky sap See corn poppy, Iceland poppy, opium poppy
2.
any of several similar or related plants, such as the California poppy, prickly poppy, horned poppy, and Welsh poppy
3.
(obsolete) any of the drugs, such as opium, that are obtained from these plants
4.

5.
a less common name for poppyhead (sense 2)
6.
an artificial red poppy flower worn to mark Remembrance Sunday
/ˈpɒpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
of or relating to pop music
n.

late Old English popig, popæg, from West Germanic *papua-, probably from Vulgar Latin *papavum, from Latin papaver “poppy,” perhaps a reduplicated form of imitative root *pap- “to swell.” Associated with battlefields and war dead at least since Waterloo (1815). Poppy-seed is from early 15c.; in 17c. it also was a small unit of length (less than one-twelfth of an inch).

poppy pop·py (pŏp’ē)
n.

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