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OTHER WORDS FROM poppypop·py·like, adjective
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What does poppy mean?
The name poppy can refer to any plant in the poppy family, especially in the genus Papaver, which typically have red, orange, or white showy, solitary flowers.
Poppies release a milky sap that we call latex. Poppy seeds are used in baking and cooking. The variety of poppy known as the opium poppy is used to produce opium, which contains several narcotic substances used in drugs and painkilling medicines (including morphine and codeine).
After World War I, red poppies became a symbol used to remember fallen soldiers. Today, these are often artificial. The poppy is one of the August birth flowers (a flower that’s associated with a particular month in the same way as a birthstone).
Example: My grandfather always pins a poppy to his shirt on Memorial Day.
Completely unrelatedly, the word poppy is also an adjective form of the noun pop, as in pop music, which is simply a shortening of popular. This sense of poppy is used to describe things considered representative of pop.
Example: The band seems like they’re going for more of a poppy sound on their new album.
Where does poppy come from?
The first records of the word poppy come from before the year 900. It comes from the Old English popæg, ultimately from the Latin papāver.
The association between poppies and sleep predates the “poppies will make them sleep” scene in The Wizard of Oz. Opium, whose name comes from a Latin word meaning “poppy juice,” contains several narcotic elements, including morphine, that can cause sleepiness. The narco- root in both narcotic and the name of the sleep disorder narcolepsy comes from the Greek narkē, meaning “numbness.” The word morphine is based on the name of Morpheus, the Greek god of sleep and dreams.
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- poppylike (adjective)
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How is poppy used in real life?
Poppies are popular and well-known flowers. They are known for being a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers. They are also associated with opium. And their seeds are popular in baked goods like breads and muffins.
This absurdly bright flower is celandine poppy! A native here, likes shady woodlands, reseeds a lot. I tried to establish it like five times and failed. The last one managed to set seed and it established in a crack at the edge of the raised bed. I’ll take it. pic.twitter.com/nBuiDOtN6x
— Kingfisher & Wombat (@UrsulaV) March 22, 2021
Harvested my poppy seeds for next year. I think the pods are as pretty as the flowers 🌺
— Hayley (@HayleyNature) July 29, 2021
Bengal to use satellite imagery in fight against poppy cultivation, opium trade https://t.co/VIPNIjkCAW
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 3, 2017
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Latex is derived from poppies.
How to use poppy in a sentence
So he proudly watches his poppies grow while nervously eyeing a Drug Enforcement Administration crackdown on other would-be poppy rebels.
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Music journalist Joel Selwin annotates, with a preface by Donovan, a foreword by Jorma Kaukonen, and an afterword by John 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.
California seemed less like a voluptuous leviathan blowing poppy-dust that blunted the memory of all things beyond her borders.
Gives much, but claims all, and he who would open the poppy-gates must close the door of ambition and bid farewell to manhood.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The hills burst into buttercups, "blue eyes," yellow and purple lupins, the heavy pungent gold-red poppy.
A second inferior quantity is obtained by pressing and boiling the poppy heads and stems.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Martin turned as red as a poppy, as he flashed up in honest anger that such paltry meanness should be charged on him.
British Dictionary definitions for poppy (1 of 2)
- a strong red to reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a poppy dress