poppy seed


Definition of poppy seed

: the seed of a poppy used chiefly as a topping or flavoring for baked goods

Examples of poppy seed in a Sentence

Sprinkle poppy seeds on the bread before baking.
Recent Examples on the Web Wise Sons, with a half dozen popular locations in the San Francisco area, brings its poppy seed magic to downtown Culver City in the midst of a full-on SoCal bagel renaissance. David Hochman, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 That mix, along with shredded chicken breast, is tossed with a creamy, bright lemon-poppy seed dressing until everything is lusciously coated. Washington Post, 24 June 2021 Filling flavors include poppy seed, pecan, apple cinnamon and many more. Jean Chen Smith, The Enquirer, 20 Aug. 2021 Steamed Vienna beef dog, poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, green relish, chopped white onions, two tomato wedges, two sport peppers, one dill pickle spear and a couple dashes of celery salt. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Aug. 2021 The waitress delivered a long, thin, carmine dog with dark char that stuck out of both ends on a poppy seed bun. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Aug. 2021 The Chicago Dog features a pickle spear, pickled sport peppers, tomatoes, onions, relish, mustard and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 19 July 2021 Or pull out all the stops with 28 recipes for the full brunch experience, including passionfruit poppy seed muffins and chorizo migas. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2021 Pete's Pops features more than 100 flavors of fresh fruit frozen pops, ranging from classic flavors like fudgesicle and strawberry-lemonade to more inventive ones such as coffee & donuts or lemon poppy seed. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of poppy seed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2021

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“Poppy seed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poppy%20seed. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of poppy seed

: the small, black seed of a poppy that is used in baked goods (such as breads and cakes)

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