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 Middle English popy, popie, from Old English popiġ, popeġ, popæġ (poppy), from West Germanic *papaw, from Late Latin papāver.

Noun[edit]

poppy (plural poppies)

  1. Any plant of the genus 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 Britain, 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”, in Telegraph[1]:
      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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  • Japanese: ポピー (popī)
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Adjective[edit]

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 pop +‎ -y.

Noun[edit]

poppy (plural poppies)

  1. (affectionate) One's father or grandfather, or a male authority figure having similar standing.

Etymology 3[edit]

pop (pop music) +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (music) In the style of pop music.
    • 2010, Daryl Easlea, Talent Is An Asset: The Story Of Sparks, Omnibus Press (→ISBN)
      [] I thought Sparks were great; they were very poppy for Island Records. They were considered an oddity but you have to remember that at the time Roxy Music, now everyone's seminal band, were seen as very poppy.”
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Etymology 4[edit]

pop (sound) +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Having a popping sound.