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EnglishEdit

 
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The heart of a poppy flower
 
poppies

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Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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 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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AdjectiveEdit

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 2Edit

Diminutive of pop.

NounEdit

poppy (uncountable)

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

Etymology 3Edit

pop (pop music) +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. (music) In the style of pop music.
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Etymology 4Edit

pop (sound) +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. Having a popping sound.