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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How to use opium poppy in a sentence
People discovered opium poppies in the Mediterranean, and cannabis and tea in Asia.When Did Humans Start Experimenting With Alcohol and Drugs? | Nicholas R. Longrich | September 26, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Unlike the opium poppy, coffee and tea plants do not press Pollan into service as a propagator.
In the first, reprinted with added material from an article first published in 1997 in Harper’s Magazine, Pollan plants opium poppies in his garden so he can experiment with opium tea.
As Afghanistan becomes more and more unstable, it has once again become a haven for opium poppy growers.
In fact, to stop growing the opium poppy has meant in some cases a decrease of 75 per cent, in the profit and value of the land.Where Half The World Is Waking Up | Clarence Poe
It is produced from the heads of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum).The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
We noticed, moreover, that the abbey lands were bright with healthy-looking opium poppy-plants.Intimate China | Mrs. Archibald Little
In eight months not even Sherlock Holmes could have found a live opium poppy on the face of the earth.Revenge | Arthur Porges
The opium poppy, also a spring crop, is cultivated to some extent in the lower part of the valley.Western Himalaya and Tibet | Thomas Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for opium poppy
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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