Definition of opium poppy in English:

opium poppy

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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
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    • 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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