noun, plural pop·pies for 1, 2, 4–7.
- popping crease,
- poppy anemone,
- poppy day,
- poppy family,
- poppy red,
- poppy seed
Origin of poppy
Examples from the Web for poppy
Poppy Morgan went to her primary care doctor in 2010 because she desperately wanted to take a risk.
Her gorgeous legs seemingly reaching up to the sky, Swift performed her new single, “Shake It Off,” with a bouncy, poppy energy.
Cases in point: girl starbabies named Autumn James, Gracie James, Mary James, Poppy James, Agnes Charles and Lucy Thomas.
To this day, I, like many in Britain, still wear a poppy on Nov. 11.
With an expansion in poppy cultivation comes an increase in supply in our backyards.
The poppy, on the other hand, produces nothing but opium and its alkaloids.Drugging a Nation|Samuel Merwin
He shrugged and turned away, and Poppy, looking round for the others, caught Clem Portal's face with the mask off for one moment.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
Why, Poppy, of course we are going for pleasure; what do you mean?
This slight action on Poppy's part—this little lurking gleam of disappointment—were as the proverbial last straw to poor Jasmine.
Rest happy about Poppy; her money has been returned to her, and Jasmine has sufficient for her present necessities.
noun plural -pies
- a strong red to reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a poppy dress
Word Origin for poppy
adjective -pier or -piest
late Old English popig, popæg, from West Germanic *papua-, probably from Vulgar Latin *papavum, from Latin papaver "poppy," perhaps a reduplicated form of imitative root *pap- "to swell." Associated with battlefields and war dead at least since Waterloo (1815). Poppy-seed is from early 15c.; in 17c. it also was a small unit of length (less than one-twelfth of an inch).