Definition of Opium poppy

1. Noun. Southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium.

Exact synonyms: Papaver Somniferum
Terms within: Poppy Seed
Generic synonyms: Poppy
Group relationships: Genus Papaver, Papaver



Definition of Opium poppy

1. Noun. ''Papaver somniferum'' the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opium Poppy

opisthosoma
opisthosomas
opisthosomata
opisthotic
opisthotics
opisthotonic
opisthotonoid
opisthotonos
opisthotonus
opitulation
opium
opium addict
opium alkaloid
opium den
opium poppies
opium poppy (current term)
opium taker
opiumism
opiumisms
opiumlike
opiums
ople tree
ople trees
oplock
oplocks
opo-
opobalsamum
opodeldoc
opodeldocs
opodidymus

Literary usage of Opium poppy

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1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1871)
"100, UO 10 Vanilla beans 42505 00 Cocoa 210939 81 Mustard 63731 85 THE opium poppy. From experiments which have been made iu the cultivation of the poppy in ..."

2. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1870)
"CULTURE OF THE opium poppy IN SMYRNA. Tbc best ground for the culture of the poppy, (Papaver somniferum,) according to information received from EJ ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"In cult, every shade known to the opium poppy has been reproduced in the corn poppy, but the fls. are always smaller. In the wild it varies greatly, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1860)
"... however, from experiments made in the shade, it is found that the difference becomes much less. Remarks on the Cultivation of the opium poppy of China. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The opium poppy. P. somniferum, one of the commonest and the most variable. It is an annual, of tall, stately habit, and recognized at once by the glaucous ..."

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