There are 2 main definitions of poppy in English:

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poppy 1

Pronunciation: /ˈpäpē/


A herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine.
Example sentences
  • Plants like peonies, poppies, and irises should also be planted in the fall season.
  • There will be colourful flowers, such as poppies to look at and smell, prickly plants and vegetables to eat.
  • We tried cheerful annuals, marigolds, nasturtiums and poppies.



Pronunciation: /ˈpäpēd/
Example sentences
  • The heavily poppied hills lie further north by the Wa headquarters at Panghsang, along the border with China's Yunnan province.
  • Once over the mountains, we headed south, down the poppied fields of the golden and notorious Bekaa Valley.


Old English popig, papæg, from a medieval Latin alteration of Latin papaver.

Words that rhyme with poppy

choppy, copy, floppy, jalopy, moppy, sloppy, soppy, stroppy

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Syllabification: pop·py

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poppy 2

Pronunciation: /ˈpɒpi/

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adjective (poppier, poppiest)

(Of popular music) tuneful and immediately appealing: catchy, poppy tunes
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  • It's your standard fare of poppy dance music with a vocalist whose R&B stylings come through her voice.
  • He pushed a button on a small remote in his hand, and some annoying poppy music started playing.
  • These dozen folk-punk songs swing with an infectious rhythm and rollicking, poppy beat.

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