upholsterer bee
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]


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  • Upholsterer bee — Upholsterer Up*hol ster*er, n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly also written {upholster}, {upholdster}. See {Upholder}, and { ster}.] One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upholsterer bee — noun : leaf cutting bee * * * upholsterer bee, any one of various bees which cut small, regularly shaped pieces of leaves or flower petals to use as a lining for their cells …   Useful english dictionary

  • Upholsterer — Up*hol ster*er, n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly also written {upholster}, {upholdster}. See {Upholder}, and { ster}.] One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the like; one who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poppy bee — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upholdster — Upholsterer Up*hol ster*er, n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly also written {upholster}, {upholdster}. See {Upholder}, and { ster}.] One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upholster — Upholsterer Up*hol ster*er, n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly also written {upholster}, {upholdster}. See {Upholder}, and { ster}.] One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthocopa papaveris — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argemone Mexicana — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • California poppy — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corn poppy — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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