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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References in classic literature ?
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.
Shimerda was baking bread, chewing poppy seeds as she worked.
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The test picked up the presence of morphine, derived from opium, after she ate a loaf of poppy seed bread and a poppy seed bagel over the course of three days.
My favourite was her lemon poppy seed loaf which was really refreshing and tasty on what was a hot summer day.
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