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Definition of "poppy" []

  • Any of numerous plants of the genus Papaver, having nodding buds with four crumpled petals, showy red, orange, or white flowers, a milky juice, and capsules that dehisce through terminal pores. (noun)
  • Any of several similar or related plants, such as the California poppy. (noun)
  • An extract from the sap of unripe poppy seedpods, used in medicine and narcotics. (noun)
  • A vivid red to reddish orange. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poppy" in a sentence
  • "Anyway, these two are: left - a poppy from Anne R for the 1910s swap ( "In Flanders fields the poppies blow" - the poppy is the symbol of lives lost during WWI)."
  • "Two reasons why you all are less than unanimous in poppy diagonsis:"
  • "This prickly poppy is a superb example of the principle."