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The milky juice obtained fom the unripe capsules of several species of the poppy, which is rendered concrete and dark colored by exposure to the air. the poppy is cultivated in many places as a garden plant for its beautiful single or double flowers of white, violet, red, or variegated colors, but in Turkey, India, China, Hindustan, and other countries it is grown extensively in plantations for its yield of opium.


Opium, poppy


B. P. Holst The Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia (Kansas City: The Bufton Book Company, 1909)


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