poppy seed


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poppy seed

n.
The very small black, slate-blue, or white oil-rich seed of an opium poppy, used especially in baked goods.

poppy seed

n
(Cookery) the small grey seeds of one type of poppy flower, used esp on loaves and as a cake filling

pop′py seed`


n.
seed of the poppy plant, used as an ingredient or topping for breads, rolls, etc.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poppy seed - small grey seed of a poppy flowerpoppy seed - small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
opium poppy, Papaver somniferum - southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
Translations

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Next stab the cake all over with a skewer and spoon the syrup evenly over the hot cake, then finally sprinkle with the sugar and poppy seed mixture.
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