opium poppy


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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In the summer of 2000, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar announced a total ban on the cultivation of opium poppy.
The same trend is evidenced by the findings of a study by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), proving the fact that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high.
The area under opium poppy cultivation dropped by a quarter between 2015 and 2017, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report released on Wednesday.
That figure was down from 2015, as was the total area under opium poppy cultivation at 41,000 hectares compared to 55,500 hectares in 2015, the UNODC said.
The area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to a record 328,000 hectares (ha) in 2017, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016.
The Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area under opium poppy cultivation has also increased to a record 810,488 acres in 2017.
16 -- The area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased a whopping 63 per cent since 2016, a report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Afghanistan's Ministry of Counter Narcotics has revealed.
The report further says that no eradication took place in provinces with high levels of opium poppy cultivation due to the poor security situation in those areas, as well as logistical and financial challenges.
The survey, released by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN office on Drugs and Crime, said that area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to 201,000 hectares in 2016 noting a 10 percent increase compared to 2015.
MEXICO CITY, Ramadan 18, 1437, June 23, 2016, SPA -- Mexico and the United Nations have carried out a new study that estimates opium poppy was planted in about 61,000 acres (24,800 hectares) in 2015, according to AP.
Hector Astudillo Flores, a member of the governing Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), and the center-left opposition parties have found common ground on a proposal to legalize opium poppy production.
According to the 2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Burma remains the second largest cultivator of illegal opium poppy in the world.