n. pl. pop·pies
1. Any of various plants of the genus Papaver, having colorful flowers usually with four delicate petals, milky sap, and a capsule with pores that release numerous small seeds.
2. Any of various other plants of the family Papaveraceae, such as the California poppy.
3. A vivid red to reddish orange.
[Middle English popi, from Old English popig, probably alteration of Vulgar Latin *papāvum, alteration of Latin papāver.]
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