Definition of opium poppy in English:

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opium poppy

Pronunciation: /ˈōpēəm ˈpäpē/

noun

A Eurasian poppy with ornamental white, red, pink, or purple flowers. Its immature capsules yield a latex from which opium is obtained.
  • Papaver somniferum, family Papaveraceae.
Example sentences
  • The opium poppy, like all poppies, requires rich moist soil, plentiful sunlight, and a clear area in which to grow.
  • This resembles and smells like the latex of the opium poppy, but the plants are not related.
  • At those meetings a consensus was achieved that called for the elimination of, or a significant reduction in, the illegal cultivation of coca, cannabis, and the opium poppy by the year 2008.

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Syllabification: o·pi·um pop·py

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