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pop·py

 (pŏp′ē)
n. pl. pop·pies
1. Any of various plants of the genus Papaver, having colorful flowers usually with four delicate petals, milky sap, and a capsule with pores that release numerous small seeds.
2. Any of various other plants of the family Papaveraceae, such as the California poppy.
3. A vivid red to reddish orange.

[Middle English popi, from Old English popig, probably alteration of Vulgar Latin *papāvum, alteration of Latin papāver.]

poppy

(ˈpɒpɪ)
n, pl -pies
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) any of several similar or related plants, such as the California poppy, prickly poppy, horned poppy, and Welsh poppy
3. (Pharmacology) obsolete any of the drugs, such as opium, that are obtained from these plants
4. (Colours)
a. a strong red to reddish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): a poppy dress.
5. (Architecture) a less common name for poppyhead2
6. an artificial red poppy flower worn to mark Remembrance Sunday
[Old English popæg, ultimately from Latin papāver]

poppy

(ˈpɒpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
(Pop Music) of or relating to pop music

pop•py

(ˈpɒp i)

n., pl. -pies for 1, 2.
1. any plant of the genus Papaver, having showy, usu. red flowers. Compare poppy family.
2. any of several related or similar plants, as the California poppy or the prickly poppy.
3. an extract from the juice of the poppy, as opium.
4. Also called pop′py red′. an orangish red resembling scarlet.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English popæg, papig « Vulgar Latin *papāvum, for Latin papāver]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowerspoppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
family Papaveraceae, Papaveraceae, poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
Papaver alpinum, Iceland poppy - Old World alpine poppy with white or yellow to orange flowers
Papaver californicum, western poppy - showy annual of California with red flowers
Papaver argemone, prickly poppy - annual Old World poppy with orange-red flowers and bristly fruit
arctic poppy, Iceland poppy, Papaver nudicaule - subarctic perennial poppy of both hemispheres having fragrant white or yellow to orange or peach flowers
oriental poppy, Papaver orientale - commonly cultivated Asiatic perennial poppy having stiff heavily haired leaves and bright scarlet or pink to orange flowers
corn poppy, field poppy, Flanders poppy, Papaver rhoeas - annual European poppy common in grain fields and often cultivated
opium poppy, Papaver somniferum - southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
Chelidonium majus, greater celandine, swallow wort, swallowwort, celandine - perennial herb with branched woody stock and bright yellow flowers
California poppy, Eschscholtzia californica - of Pacific coast of North America; widely cultivated for its yellow to red flowers
golden cup, Hunnemania fumariifolia, Mexican tulip poppy - native of Mexican highlands grown for its glossy clear yellow flowers and blue-grey finely dissected foliage
bocconia, Macleaya cordata, plume poppy - herb of China and Japan widely cultivated for its plumelike panicles of creamy white flowers
blue poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia - Chinese perennial having mauve-pink to bright sky blue flowers in drooping cymes
Meconopsis cambrica, Welsh poppy - widely cultivated west European plant with showy pale yellow flowers
creamcups, Platystemon californicus - California plant with small pale yellow flowers
flaming poppy, Papaver heterophyllum, Stylomecon heterophyllum, wind poppy - California wild poppy with bright red flowers
celandine poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum, wood poppy - perennial herb native to woodland of the eastern United States having yellow flowers
Translations
خَشْخاشخُشْخَاش
mák
valmue
unikko
mak
mákpipacs
draumsóleydraumsóley, valmúi
ケシ
양귀비
papaver
aguona
magone
valmuefjellvalmueopiumsvalmue
mac
mak
mak
vallmo
ดอกป็อปปี้
hoa anh túc

poppy

[ˈpɒpɪ]
A. Namapola f
B. CPD Poppy Day N (Brit) día en el que se recuerda a las caídos en las dos guerras mundiales
poppy seed Nsemilla f de amapola
POPPY DAY
Poppy Day es la expresión coloquial para referirise al Remembrance Day o Remembrance Sunday, día en que se recuerdan los caídos en las dos grandes guerras mundiales del siglo XX. La celebración se hace el segundo domingo de noviembre y en los días que preceden a este día se venden amapolas de papel con el fin de recaudar fondos destinados a las instituciones de caridad que prestan ayuda a los veteranos de guerra y a sus familias. Las amapolas representan las que florecieron en los campos franceses, donde tantos soldados perecieron durante la Primera Guerra Mundial.

poppy

[ˈpɒpi] n (wild)coquelicot m; (cultivated)pavot m

poppy

nMohn m

poppy

[ˈpɒpɪ] npapavero

poppy

(ˈpopi) plural ˈpoppies noun
a type of plant with large, usually red flowers.

poppy

خُشْخَاش mák valmue Mohnblume παπαρούνα amapola unikko coquelicot mak papavero ケシ 양귀비 papaver valmue mak papoula мак vallmo ดอกป็อปปี้ gelincik hoa anh túc 罂粟
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There were big yellow and white and blue and purple blossoms, besides great clusters of scarlet poppies, which were so brilliant in color they almost dazzled Dorothy's eyes.
He looked very clean and his nose turned up and his cheeks were as red as poppies and never had Mistress Mary seen such round and such blue eyes in any boy's face.
The giant poppies I had planted out in them in April have either died off or remained quite small, and so have the columbines; here and there a delphinium droops unwillingly, and that is all.
It is filled with saffron, poppies, and other soothing plants; so lay your little head on it to-night, sleep sweetly without a dream, and wake to-morrow without a pain.
Around her head she wore a hoop of flame-red poppies.
Dede on horseback, Dede gathering poppies on a summer hillside, Dede taking down dictation in her swift shorthand strokes--all this was comprehensible to him.
Sometimes the banks were overhung with thick masses of willows that wholly hid the ground behind; sometimes we had noble hills on one hand, clothed densely with foliage to their tops, and on the other hand open levels blazing with poppies, or clothed in the rich blue of the corn-flower; sometimes we drifted in the shadow of forests, and sometimes along the margin of long stretches of velvety grass, fresh and green and bright, a tireless charm to the eye.
She was hatless, but heavy braids of burnished hair, the hue of ripe wheat, were twisted about her head like a coronet; her eyes were blue and star-like; her figure, in its plain print gown, was magnificent; and her lips were as crimson as the bunch of blood-red poppies she wore at her belt.
At home, however, all will look bright and bustling as we children are set to shell peas or poppies, and the damp twigs crackle in the stove, and our mother comes to look fondly at our work, and our old nurse, Iliana, tells us stories of bygone days, or terrible legends concerning wizards and dead men.
As silent rivers into silent lakes, Through hush of reeds that not a murmur breaks, Wind, mindful of the poppies whence they came, So may my life, and calmly burn away, As ceases in a lamp at break of day The flagrant remnant of memorial flame.
Here you see tin camelias, tin marigolds, tin carnations, tin poppies and tin hollyhocks growing as naturally as if they were real.
She gazed sadly away across the fields until her eyes came to rest on a fence bright-splashed with poppies at its base.