Poppy seed
Poppy Pop"py, n.; pl. {Poppies}. [OE. popy, AS. popig, L. papaver.] (Bot.) Any plant or species of the genus {Papaver}, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species ({Papaver somniferum}) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of {Capsule}. [1913 Webster]

{California poppy} (Bot.), any yellow-flowered plant of the genus {Eschscholtzia}.

{Corn poppy}. See under {Corn}.

{Horn poppy}, or {Horned poppy}. See under {Horn}.

{Poppy bee} (Zo["o]l.), a leaf-cutting bee ({Anthocopa papaveris}) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for the lining of its cells; -- called also {upholsterer bee}.

{Prickly poppy} (Bot.), {Argemone Mexicana}, a yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle.

{Poppy seed}, the seed the opium poppy ({Papaver somniferum}).

{Spatling poppy} (Bot.), a species of Silene ({Silene inflata}). See {Catchfly}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poppy seed — seed of the poppy plant, used as an ingredient or topping for breads, rolls, cakes, and cookies. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * ▪ spice       tiny dried seed of the opium poppy, used as food, food flavouring, and the source of poppy seed oil. Poppy… …   Universalium

  • poppy seed — n. the small, dark seed of the poppy, used, esp. in baking, as a flavoring or topping for bread, rolls, etc …   English World dictionary

  • poppy seed — noun small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items • Hypernyms: ↑flavorer, ↑flavourer, ↑flavoring, ↑flavouring, ↑seasoner, ↑seasoning • Part Holonyms: ↑opium poppy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • poppy seed — n. seed of the poppy flower (used for baking); seed of the opium poppy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poppy seed — pop′py seed n. coo seed of the poppy plant, used as an ingredient or topping for breads, rolls, etc • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • poppy seed — /ˈpɒpi sid/ (say popee seed) noun seed of the poppy plant, used as a topping for breads, rolls, and biscuits …   Australian English dictionary

  • poppy seed — noun Date: 14th century the seed of a poppy used chiefly as a topping or flavoring for baked goods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • poppy-seed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • poppy-seed oil — n a pale to reddish drying oil obtained from the seeds esp. of the opium poppy see LIPIODOL …   Medical dictionary

  • Poppy seed roll — Walnut (diós) and poppy seed (mákos) bejgli The poppy seed roll is pastry consisting of a roll of sweet yeast bread (a viennoiserie) with a dense, rich, bittersweet filling of poppy seed. An alternative filling is a paste of minced walnuts. It is …   Wikipedia

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