Poppy

Definition of Poppy

Pop´py
n.1.(Bot.) Any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species (Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of Capsule.
California poppy
(Bot.) any yellow-flowered plant of the genus Eschscholtzia.
Corn poppy
See under Corn.
Horn poppy
See under Horn.
Poppy bee
(Zool.) a leaf-cutting bee (Anthocopa papaveris) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for the lining of its cells; - called also upholsterer bee.
Prickly poppy
(Bot.) Argemone Mexicana, a yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle.
Poppy seed
the seed the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).
Spatling poppy
(Bot.) a species of Silene (Silene inflata). See Catchfly.
1.(Arch.) A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.

Related Words

arctic poppy, blue poppy, bocconia, California poppy, celandine, celandine poppy, Chelidonium majus, corn poppy, creamcups, Eschscholtzia californica, family Papaveraceae, field poppy, flaming poppy, Flanders poppy, flower, golden cup, greater celandine, Hunnemania fumariifolia, Iceland poppy, Macleaya cordata, Meconopsis betonicifolia, Meconopsis cambrica, Mexican tulip poppy, opium poppy, oriental poppy, Papaver alpinum, Papaver argemone, Papaver californicum, Papaver heterophyllum, Papaver nudicaule, Papaver orientale, Papaver rhoeas, Papaver somniferum, Papaveraceae, Platystemon californicus, plume poppy, poppy family, prickly poppy, Stylomecon heterophyllum, Stylophorum diphyllum, swallow wort, swallowwort, Welsh poppy, western poppy, wind poppy, wood poppy
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