- a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium, for its oily seeds, and as an ornamental.
Origin of opium poppy
First recorded in 1860–65
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- a poppy, Papaver somniferum, of SW Asia, with greyish-green leaves and typically white or reddish flowers: widely cultivated as a source of opium
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- A plant native to Turkey and adjacent areas, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers and cultivated as a source of opium.
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