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opium poppy

n.
An annual plant (Papaver somniferum) native to southwest Asia, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers and cultivated for its edible seeds and as the principal source of opium.

opium poppy

n
(Plants) a poppy, Papaver somniferum, of SW Asia, with greyish-green leaves and typically white or reddish flowers: widely cultivated as a source of opium

o′pium pop`py


n.
a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium and as an ornamental.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.opium poppy - southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowersopium poppy - southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
poppy seed - small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
genus Papaver, Papaver - type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
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