opium poppy(redirected from Opium poppies)
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Related to Opium poppies: Papaver somniferum, poppy seed
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.
(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
a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium and as an ornamental.
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|Noun||1.||opium 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