noun (plural poppies) Etymology: Middle English popi, from Old English popæg, popig, modification of Latin papaver Date: before 12th century 1. a. any of a genus (Papaver of the family Papaveraceae, the poppy family) of chiefly annual or perennial herbs with milky juice, showy regular flowers, and capsular fruits including the opium poppy and several forms cultivated as ornamentals b. an extract or decoction of poppy used medicinally 2. a strong reddish orange

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poppy — steht für : Poppy (Satellit), Codename für eine Serie von US amerikanischen Spionagesatelliten aus den 1960er und 70er Jahren Poppy Lee Friar, britische Schauspielerin Poppy Montgomery (* 1975), australische Schauspielerin Poppy Morgan (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • poppy — [päp′ē] n. pl. poppies [ME popi < OE popæg < L papaver] 1. any of a genus (Papaver) of annual and perennial plants of the poppy family, having a milky juice, showy pink, white, red, orange, purple, or yellow flowers, and capsules containing …   English World dictionary

  • Poppy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Poppy puede referirse a: Poppy Montgomery, actriz australiana. Poppy Z. Brite, escritora estadounidense. Oscar Larrauri (apodado Poppy), automovilista argentino. Obtenido de Poppy Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Poppy — derives from the German personal name Poppo or Boppo . The origin of its meaning are so lost in antiquity as to be obscure. However it is known to have been a pet form of the German name Bodebert meaning Messenger of the Gods and was a well known …   Surnames reference

  • Poppy — (Протарас,Кипр) Категория отеля: Адрес: 209 Palm Apartments, 5296 Протарас, Кипр …   Каталог отелей

  • poppy — O.E. popæg, from W.Gmc. *papua , probably from V.L. *papavum, from L. papaver poppy, perhaps a reduplicated form of imitative root *pap to swell. Associated with battlefields and war dead at least since Waterloo (1815) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Poppy — Pop py, Poppyhead Pop py*head , n. [F. poup[ e]e doll, puppet. See {Puppet}.] (Arch.) A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poppy — f English: from the name of the flower, Old English popæg (ultimately from Latin papāver). It has been used as a given name since the latter years of the 19th century, and reached a peak of popularity in the 1920s …   First names dictionary

  • poppy — ► NOUN ▪ a plant with showy flowers (typically red, pink, or yellow) and large seed capsules, and including species which produce drugs such as opium and codeine. ORIGIN Old English, from Latin papaver …   English terms dictionary

  • Poppy — A poppy is any of a number of showy flowers, typically withone per stem, belonging to the poppy family. They include a number of attractive wildflower species with showy flowers found growing singularly or in large groups; many species are also… …   Wikipedia

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