Definition of poppy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɒpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpi//
(pl. poppies)
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a wild or garden plant, with a large delicate flower that is usually red, and small black seeds. Opium is obtained from one type of poppy. poppy fields/seeds Word OriginOld English popig, papæg, from a medieval Latin alteration of Latin papaver.
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