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 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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  • Corn poppy — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corn poppy — n. a species of poppy (Papaver rhoeas), often found in grainfields of Europe and Asia …   English World dictionary

  • corn poppy — a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright red flowers. Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy. [1875 80; so called from its growing in grainfields] * * * ▪ plant also called  field poppy , or  Flanders poppy (Papaver rhoeas) … …   Universalium

  • corn poppy — noun annual European poppy common in grain fields and often cultivated • Syn: ↑field poppy, ↑Flanders poppy, ↑Papaver rhoeas • Hypernyms: ↑poppy • Member Holonyms: ↑Papaver, ↑genus Papave …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corn poppy — Taxobox name = Corn Poppy image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Papaverales familia = Papaveraceae genus = Papaver species = P. rhoeas binomial = Papaver rhoeas binomial authority = L.The Corn …   Wikipedia

  • corn poppy — aguona birulė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Papaver rhoeas), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Papaver rhoeas angl. common poppy;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • corn poppy — /ˈkɔn pɒpi/ (say kawn popee) noun the common poppy, Papaver rhoeas, bearing bright red flowers, since World War I the symbol of fallen soldiers. Also, Flanders poppy. The four petalled corn poppy is a weed of cultivated land. Its seeds lie… …   Australian English dictionary

  • corn poppy — corn′ pop py n. pln a red poppy, Papaver rhoeas, of Europe and Asia, common in grainfields Also called field poppy • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • corn poppy — noun Date: circa 1859 an annual red flowered Eurasian poppy (Papaver rhoeas) common in fields and cultivated in several varieties …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Corn — Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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