opium poppy


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opium poppy southwestern Asian herb with greyish leaves and white or reddish flowers; source of opium
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In literature:

They get opium from poppies, and it gives them a fine revenue.
"A Start in Life" by Honore de Balzac
Chinese cemeteries with giant poppies growing produce the best opium Mastiansky told me.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
In Congo, in Sierra Leone, in Chechnya, in Kashmir - wars are as much about diamonds, oil and opium poppies as about national aspirations.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Opium is a gum-like substance, the dried juice of the unripe capsule of the poppy.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It produces, notably, Indian hemp and poppy, the first of which yields hashish and the other opium.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884" by Various
Wherever the deforestation had left sufficient soil on the lower hillsides patches of corn took the place of the former poppy fields for opium.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Here grow poppies, of which they make opium, but it is not good.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
It will also bear cotton, tobacco, saffron, rhubarb, madder, poppies which give a good opium, senna, and assafoetida.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media" by George Rawlinson
Opium, tobacco, nux vomica, and extract of poppies, have also been used.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
Poppy was now in full flower, and everywhere in the fields women were collecting opium.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
China began to plant poppies extensively after 1858, the year in which Great Britain forced the opium trade upon her.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
I. Papaver somniferum; poppy, opium.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
In this quick confusion a pale, obnoxious odor, like opium fresh from the poppy, yet with the savor of almonds, flooded Peter's throat.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
The best grade of opium-poppy bears a white blossom.
"Drugging a Nation" by Samuel Merwin
Seems he lives on some kind of poppy sap they call opium, and on wine.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Bloodroot is a perennial and belongs to the same family as the opium poppy, the Papaveraceae.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The opium poppy is largely cultivated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
The opium poppy is in bloom now.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
But England saw a great source of revenue threatened by this reform, as most of the opium comes from the poppy grown in India.
"Bert Wilson, Wireless Operator" by J. W. Duffield
Measures taken to secure the monopoly of opium have notably increased the cultivation of the poppy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various

In news:

More Afghan land cultivated for opium poppies, UN finds.
0 An opium poppy field in Helmand province.
An opium poppy field in Helmand province.
In 2011, the government destroyed about 3,800 hectares of opium poppy fields.
The official Russian position is that the US is failing on its major position to eradicate opium poppy and that someone needs to be eradicating opium poppy in Afghanistan.
View full size Mobile police said these poppy plants were being grown behind a west Mobile home to produce opium.
An Afghan boy harvests opium in a poppy field as US Marines patrol a village in the Golestan district of Farah province, May 5, 2009.
Once a major exporter of dried fruits, nuts and exotic crops such as pomegranates, Afghanistan is now known mainly for growing poppies for the opium trade.
Outside the Yodok Prison camp agricultural areas previously identified as poppy fields for the production of opium and heroin have been greatly expanded.
Afghan opium poppy cultivation up.
The United Nations says Afghan farmers have increased their opium poppy production by about 18 percent this year, compared to last year.
KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghan efforts to stamp out opium poppy cultivation are failing because of high prices for the illicit crop, pushing farmers to grow 18 percent more in 2012 than last year, the UN said in a report released Tuesday.
Opium poppies in Laos.
There was mixed news Tuesday about Afghanistan's primary cash crop, opium poppies.
Ever since the U.S.-led invasion of the country 11 years ago, farmers have been pushed to grow more benign crops such as wheat, pomegranates or cotton instead of opium poppies that are used to fuel the worldwide heroin trade.