poppy seed

  1. seed of the poppy plant, used as an ingredient or topping for breads, rolls, cakes, and cookies.

Origin of poppy seed

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

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British Dictionary definitions for poppy seed

poppy seed

  1. the small grey seeds of one type of poppy flower, used esp on loaves and as a cake filling

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