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POP'PY, noun [Latin papaver.] A plant of the genus Papaver, of several species, from one of which, the somniferum or white poppy is collected opium. This is the milky juice of the capsule when half grown, which exudes from incisions in the cortical part of the capsule, is scraped off, and worked in an iron pot in the sun's heat, till it is of a consistence to form cakes.