poppy seed

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

  1. Sprinkle poppy seeds on the bread before baking.

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First Known Use of poppy seed

14th century


POPPY SEED Defined for English Language Learners

poppy seed

noun

Definition of poppy seed for English Language Learners

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


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