Any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species (Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of Capsule.
The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil. Anne Lamott
Actually, if I could deliberately sit down and write a pop hit, all my songs would be pop hits! Let's put it this way. I play what I like to hear. And sometimes I like to hear something poppy, and sometimes I don't. Eddie Van Halen
poppy in Dutch is papaver
poppy in French is pavot
poppy in German is Mohnblume
poppy in Italian is papavero
poppy in Latin is papaver
poppy in Spanish is amapola, adormidera
poppy in Swedish is vallmo
Share with your Friends
Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share.