poppy

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English[edit]

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The heart of a poppy flower
poppies

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English popiġ.

Noun[edit]

poppy (plural poppies)

  1. Any plant of the species Papaver, with crumpled often red petals and a milky juice.
  2. A bright red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the poppy flower.
    poppy colour:    
  3. (chiefly UK, Canada) A simple artificial poppy worn in the buttonhole to remember the fallen in the two World Wars, especially around Remembrance Sunday.
    • 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, Telegraph:
      With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets.
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poppy (comparative more poppy, superlative most poppy)

  1. Of a bright red color, tinted with orange, like that of the poppy flower.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Diminutive of pop.

Noun[edit]

poppy (uncountable)

  1. An affectionate nickname given to a father or grandfather, or a male authority figure standing in a similar position.

Etymology 3[edit]

pop (pop music) +‎ -y.

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poppy (comparative poppier or more poppy, superlative poppiest or most poppy)

  1. (music) In the style of pop music.
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Etymology 4[edit]

pop (sound) +‎ -y.

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poppy (comparative poppier or more poppy, superlative poppiest or most poppy)

  1. Having a popping sound.