poppy seed
noun Date: 14th century the seed of a poppy used chiefly as a topping or flavoring for baked goods

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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 — 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

  • 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 — …   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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