poppy n

Early OE < L. papāver, poppy.

  1. Plant of the genus Papaver from which opium is extracted; bright flower with showy red petals; [fig.] consolation; reassurance; relief; comfort from fears of mortality; solace from grief caused by death; brilliantly colored sun at setting; red-robed Millennial Messiah [see Revelation 19:13]; Jesus Christ, conqueror of death.