• WordNet 3.6
    • n Papaver type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heroin is derived from the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, which means the poppy that brings sleep.
    • n Papaver (Bot) A genus of plants, including the poppy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n papaver A genus of plants, type of the order Papaveraceæ and the tribe Eupapavereæ, characterized by the dehiscence of the roundish capsule by pores under the lid-like summit; the poppy. It includes about 26 species, mainly in temperate of subtropical Asia, Africa, and Europe. They are hairy or glaucous herbs, with a milky juice, usually dissected leaves, buds nodding upon long stalks, and showy red, violet, yellow, or white flowers, generally with two sepals, four petals and many stamens. See poppy and opium, also cheesebowl, canker, 5 , headache, 2, and maw-seed.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., poppy


In literature:

Two of them remained however, Oros and the head priestess who was called Papave, a young woman of a noble countenance.
"Ayesha" by H. Rider Haggard
It grows sometimes in abundance on the common Red Poppy of cornfields (=Papaver Rhoeas=), and it badly attacks =P.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Papaver Argemone (Prickly-headed Poppy) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
Papaver bracteatum, 195. orientale, 195.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Papaver nudicaule L. Banunculus pygmaeus WG.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Papaver Diacodii 4 pts.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
I. Papaver somniferum; poppy, opium.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The very eldest Miss Papaver and Mrs Pirbright sat quite still and looked churchy for nearly four minutes.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
Papaver (Poppy), Flag of Truce.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn

In news:

In addition to the popular mix, Wonderland poppies (Papaver nudicaule) will now be available as individual colors, including Yellow, Pink Shades, White and Orange.