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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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Currently, illegal heroin is made from morphine extracted from opium poppies grown in countries such as Afghanistan, Burma, Laos and Mexico.
According to Burmese statistics, law enforcement officers destroyed 12,288 hectares of opium poppies in 2013 compared to 23,584 hectares in 2012 and 7,058 hectares in 2011.
Washington, May 13 ( ANI ): The use of alcohol and plant drugs - such as opium poppies and hallucinogenic mushrooms - was highly regulated in prehistoric people of Europe and went hand-in-hand with the belief system and sacred burial rituals of many preindustrial societies.
Earlier, the counternarcotics police had said opium poppies had been cultivated in parts of the province and that security forces were unable to prevent farmers from growing the illicit crop.
The third reason which prevents to achieve progress is the political situation in the region, whilst the fourth reason includes the factors which influenced on the increased harvest of opium poppies in 2010.
More than 200,000 farming families are estimated to be growing opium poppies across 100,000 acres.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Sixteen youth were killed while harvesting opium poppies in Southern Helmand province, officials said.
The ROP detectives received a tip-off that the accused had planted opium poppies at their residence in Bahla.
Opium poppies, such as the Tasmanian flowers pictured here, are prized for the valuable drugs they produce.
But the constant arrests, mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia, of Iranian mules carrying meth shows that while Iran may have stamped out the production of opium poppies, it has now become a major world center for methamphetamines.
If addicts were treated like the criminals they are, there wouldn't be any market for huge fields of cannabis or opium poppies - not in Bangor, nor anywhere else.