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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
References in classic literature ?
I caught her singing that song he gave her, and once she said `John', as you do, and then turned as red as a poppy.
Shimerda was baking bread, chewing poppy seeds as she worked.
An' th' woman in th' shop threw in a packet o' white poppy an' one o' blue larkspur when I bought th' other seeds.
Then you stand still and keep quiet--never ask a man to hold your head, young un--keep quiet while the guns are being put together, and then you watch the little poppy shells drop down into the tree-tops ever so far below.
His mother, fair Castianeira, lovely as a goddess, had been married from Aesyme, and now he bowed his head as a garden poppy in full bloom when it is weighed down by showers in spring--even thus heavy bowed his head beneath the weight of his helmet.
The people poured down from their villages to the moist, warm valley of poppy fields, and the king and I went with them.
The flowers had been too strong for the huge beast and he had given up at last, and fallen only a short distance from the end of the poppy bed, where the sweet grass spread in beautiful green fields before them.
Phoebus again profited by the opportunity to impress upon her beautiful bent neck a kiss which made the young girl straighten herself up as scarlet as a poppy.
The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.
And as men have ever desired the dust of the poppy and the juice of the hemp, so Jerry desired the joys that were his when Villa Kennan opened her arms to him, embraced him with her hair, and sang him across time and space into the dream of his ancient kind.
I really shall feel anxious if she does not have a tonic of some sort," said Aunt Plenty, eyeing the new remedies suspiciously, for she had more faith in her old-fashioned doses than all the magic cups and poppy pillows of the East.
To us, over the golden grasses, came the Story Girl, carrying in her hand a single large poppy, like a blood-red chalice filled with the wine of August wizardry.