opium poppyopium poppy
an annual poppy (Papaver somniferum) with grayish-green leaves and large, white or purple flowers, the source of opium
An annual plant (Papaver somniferum) native to southwest Asia, having grayish-green leaves and variously colored flowers and cultivated for its edible seeds and as the principal source of opium.
(plural opium poppies)
- Papaver somniferum the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are extracted