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Syllabification: pop·py
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.
    • Papaver, Eschscholzia, and other genera, family Papaveraceae (the poppy family): many species, including the yellow-flowered arctic poppy (P. radicatum) of the Rocky Mountains. The poppy family also includes the corydalis, greater celandine, and bloodroot
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    • 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.



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  • 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.

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adjective (poppier, poppiest)

  • (Of popular music) tuneful and immediately appealing: catchy, poppy tunes

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