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Definition of P somniferum
P somniferumPoppy Pop"py, n.; pl. Poppies. [OE. popy, AS. popig, L.
Any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy
polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species
(Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the
species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the
plant. See Illust. of Capsule.
California poppy (Bot.), any yellow-flowered plant of the
Corn poppy. See under Corn.
Horn, or Horned, poppy. See under Horn.
Poppy bee (Zo["o]l.), a leaf-cutting bee (Anthocopa
papaveris) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for
the lining of its cells; -- called also upholsterer bee.
Prickly poppy (Bot.), Argemone Mexicana, a
yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly
as a thistle.
Poppy seed, the seed the opium poppy (P. somniferum).
Spatling poppy (Bot.), a species of Silene (S. inflata).
Meaning of P somniferum from wikipedia
- Papaver somniferum
, commonly known
as the opium poppy
poppy, is a species
of flowering plant
in the family
Papaveraceae. It is the species...
- dried latex obtained
from the seed capsules
of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum
is made up of the analgesic
). In fact it produces
a very small amount
alkaloids. However, P
(n=11) and P
of Papaver, with, for example, P
. arenarium producing
N-demethylcodeine at the step that P
. somniferum produces
morphine. "Papaver arenarium
may be increased. The biosynthesis
. somniferum begins
via the shikimate
- that is found naturally
in opium, a dark brown resin
). It is mainly
used as a pain medication, and is also commonly
seed is an oilseed obtained
from the opium poppy
). The tiny, kidney-shaped seeds
have been harvested
seed pods by...
- Papaver somniferum
bracteatum, also known
as Sagan's poppy
is a hybrid between
the opium poppy
and the Iranian
poppy. This hybrid, true poppy...
- often grown
for their colourful
flowers. One species
of poppy, Papaver somniferum
, is the source
of the narcotic
drug mixture opium which contains
months, which would
rule out peragin
as being poppy seeds
the genus known
grow in the winter
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