poppy
Pronunciation Noun

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.
     
  3. (chiefly, British, Canada) A simple artificial poppy worn in the buttonhole to remember the fallen in the two World Wars, especially around Remembrance Sunday.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: а́лый
Adjective

poppy

  1. Of a bright red color, tinted with orange, like that of the poppy flower.
Noun

poppy (plural poppies)

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

poppy (comparative poppier, superlative poppiest)

  1. (music) In the style of pop music.
    • 2010, Daryl Easlea, Talent Is An Asset: The Story Of Sparks, Omnibus Press (ISBN 9780857122377)
      “ […] 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.”
Adjective

poppy (comparative poppier, superlative poppiest)

  1. Having a popping sound.

Poppy
Proper noun
  1. (mostly, UK) A female given name, a flower name used since the end of the 19th century.
    • 2006 Alexander McCall Smith: Blue Shoes and Happiness: ISBN 1-904598-63-3 page 34-35:
      "It is a very pretty name, Mma. I should like to be called Poppy."
      The compliment drew a smile. "I used to be very embarrassed about it," said Poppy. "I used to try to hide my name from people. I thought it was a very silly name."
      Mma Ramotswe shook her head. There was nothing embarrassing about the name Poppy, but there was no telling what names people would find embarrassing.



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