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

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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poppy seed

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