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noun

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.

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Origin of opium poppy

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for opium poppy

opium poppy

noun

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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Medical definitions for opium poppy

opium poppy

n.

A plant native to Turkey and adjacent areas, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers and cultivated as a source of opium.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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