poppy seed

noun

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.

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Meanwhile, make slaw: In large bowl, whisk together sour cream, vinegar, poppy seeds, remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk, pinch cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crispy Hot-Honey Chicken Sliders," 26 Nov. 2018 In a bowl, whisk together pepperoncini brine, honey, and mustard; stir in poppy seeds. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs," 16 Aug. 2018 Squeeze 3 tablespoons lime juice into small bowl, whisk in honey and poppy seeds. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Winter Citrus Fruit Salad," 28 Nov. 2018 In a large bowl, combine almond flour, poppy seeds, salt, baking powder and baking soda; whisk and set aside. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Little blue dynamos,' blueberries pack in flavor and nutrients," 11 June 2018 Sweets laden with poppy seed telegraph Jewish heritage. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 2018 Toss poppy seed onions with romaine and spoon on top of sausages. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs," 16 Aug. 2018 Muffins without their stems will be available in poppy seed, double chocolate and blueberry. Connor Whittum, Billboard, "McDonald's to Start Selling Muffin Tops, as Predicted by Elaine on 'Seinfeld'," 6 July 2018 In a bowl, combine butter, mustard and poppy seeds. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thanks, Mom: Readers share food legacy their mothers left them," 8 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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poppy seed

noun

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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