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
- 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.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with poppychoppy, copy, floppy, jalopy, moppy, sloppy, soppy, stroppy
Definition of poppy in:
Entry from British & World English dictionary
adjective (poppier, poppiest)
(Of popular music) tuneful and immediately appealing: catchy, poppy tunes
More example sentences
- 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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