opium poppy

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Papaver somniferum the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted
An annual plant (Papaver somniferum) native to Turkey and adjacent areas, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers. Flowering plant (Papaver somniferum) of the family Papaveraceae, native to Turkey. Opium, morphine, codeine, and heroin are all derived from the milky fluid found in its unripe seed capsule. A common garden annual in the U.S., the opium poppy bears blue-purple or white flowers 5 in. (13 cm) wide on plants about 3-16 ft (1-5 m) tall, with lobed or toothed silver-green foliage. It is also grown for its tiny nonnarcotic ripe seeds, which are kidney-shaped and grayish blue to dark blue; the seeds are used in bakery products and for seasoning, oil, and birdseed
type of poppy plant that is used to produce opium
southwestern Asian herb with grayish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
opium poppy


    o·pi·um pop·py

    Türkische aussprache

    ōpiım päpi


    /ˈōpēəm ˈpäpē/ /ˈoʊpiːəm ˈpɑːpiː/


    () opium + poppy