Origin of opium
Examples from the Web for opium
And almost no event plays a larger role in that identity as a victim than the Opium Wars.
In 2011, Iran accounted for 80 per cent of the opium seizures in the world, and 30 percent of the heroin seizures.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before the war, international rules were established to try and curtail the opium trade in the east.
In the end, the big question this book deals with is: What forces led to the prohibition of opium?
I want a dressing gown made from it, to inspire my opium dreams.
Many say that the use of opium is no evil, but those who say that have never known India, or else they are blind.Letters of a Javanese Princess|Raden Adjeng Kartini
It is as false a stimulant as opium or alcohol, and leaves a corresponding mark.The Translation of a Savage, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The poppy, on the other hand, produces nothing but opium and its alkaloids.Drugging a Nation|Samuel Merwin
In his book he affirms that it is only in recent years that opium has been grown in China.The Truth about Opium|William H. Brereton
His knowledge of Constantinople seemed to be nil, while the information he got out of me would not have filled his opium pipe.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
British Dictionary definitions for opium
Word Origin for opium
Word Origin and History for opium
late 14c., from Latin opium, from Greek opion "poppy juice, poppy," diminutive of opos "vegetable juice."
Die Religion ist der Seufzer der bedrängten Kreatur, das Gemüth einer herzlosen Welt, wie sie der Geist geistloser Zustände ist. Sie ist das Opium des Volks. [Karl Marx, "Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechts-Philosophie," in "Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher," February, 1844]
The British Opium War against China lasted from 1839-42; the name is attested from 1841.