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NOUN (1)

1. annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poppy \Pop"py\, n.; pl. Poppies. [OE. popy, AS. popig, L. papaver.] (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster] California poppy (Bot.), any yellow-flowered plant of the genus Eschscholtzia. Corn poppy. See under Corn. Horn poppy, or Horned poppy. See under Horn. Poppy bee (Zool.), a leaf-cutting bee (Anthocopa papaveris) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for the lining of its cells; -- called also upholsterer bee. Prickly poppy (Bot.), Argemone Mexicana, a yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle. Poppy seed, the seed the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Spatling poppy (Bot.), a species of Silene (Silene inflata). See Catchfly. [1913 Webster] Poppy
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poppy \Pop"py\, Poppyhead \Pop"py*head`\, n. [F. poup['e]e doll, puppet. See Puppet.] (Arch.) A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

poppy n 1: annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers