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St. Anthanasius Byzantine Catholic Church sells can’t-stop-eating poppy seed rolls, by the slice and loaf, and buttery apricot kolachy cookies (good luck getting that dozen home).
Acapulco has always been a party town, and became a transit point for U.S.-bound Colombian cocaine and the opium poppy that bloomed along with marijuana in the state's highlands.
Trade drugs for drugs—specifically, the caffeine fix in tea for the poppies that grow abundantly on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, which at the time was part of the British empire.
Back then, the small business offering the $4 toast had options like whole-wheat-sesame-poppy bread with butter.
For the streusel: ¼ cup flour ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
The daisies and poppies and pastel blooms on an evening capelet were carved from fur.
For a 1985 story on the opium poppy, Mr. White and photographer Steve Raymer visited 30 countries over 18 months.
Opioids include synthetic pain relievers plus substances that are derived from the opium poppy, mainly heroin.
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Origin and Etymology of poppy
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
POPPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poppy for English Language Learners
: a type of plant that has bright red or orange flowers and that is the source of opium; also : its flower
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