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 for Horn poppy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horn \Horn\ (h[^o]rn), n. [AS. horn; akin to D. horen, hoorn,
     G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. horn, Goth. ha['u]rn, W., Gael., & Ir.
     corn, L. cornu, Gr. ke`ras, and perh. also to E. cheer,
     cranium, cerebral; cf. Skr. [,c]iras head. Cf. Carat,
     Corn on the foot, Cornea, Corner, Cornet,
     Cornucopia, Hart.]
     1. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing
        upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants,
        as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox
        family consist externally of true horn, and are never
        shed.
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     2. The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and
        annually shed and renewed.
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     3. (Zool.) Any natural projection or excrescence from an
        animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in
        substance or form; esp.:
        (a) A projection from the beak of a bird, as in the
            hornbill.
        (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of a bird, as in the
            horned owl.
        (c) A hornlike projection from the head or thorax of an
            insect, or the head of a reptile, or fish.
        (d) A sharp spine in front of the fins of a fish, as in
            the horned pout.
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     4. (Bot.) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found
        in the flowers of the milkweed ({Asclepias).
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     5. Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn; as:
        (a) A wind instrument of music; originally, one made of a
            horn (of an ox or a ram); now applied to various
            elaborately wrought instruments of brass or other
            metal, resembling a horn in shape. "Wind his horn
            under the castle wall." --Spenser. See French horn,
            under French.
        (b) A drinking cup, or beaker, as having been originally
            made of the horns of cattle. "Horns of mead and ale."
            --Mason.
        (c) The cornucopia, or horn of plenty. See Cornucopia.
            "Fruits and flowers from Amalth[ae]a's horn."
            --Milton.
        (d) A vessel made of a horn; esp., one designed for
            containing powder; anciently, a small vessel for
            carrying liquids. "Samuel took the hornof oil and
            anointed him [David]." --1 Sam. xvi. 13.
        (e) The pointed beak of an anvil.
        (f) The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the
            projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
        (g) (Arch.) The Ionic volute.
        (h) (Naut.) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the
            projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
        (i) (Carp.) A curved projection on the fore part of a
            plane.
        (j) One of the projections at the four corners of the
            Jewish altar of burnt offering. "Joab . . . caught
            hold on the horns of the altar." --1 Kings ii. 28.
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     6. One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity
        or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.
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              The moon
              Wears a wan circle round her blunted horns.
                                                    --Thomson.
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     7. (Mil.) The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of
        a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.
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              Sharpening in mooned horns
              Their phalanx.                        --Milton.
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     8. The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are
        composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous,
        with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance,
        as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and
        cattle; as, a spoon of horn.
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     9. (Script.) A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation,
        or pride.
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              The Lord is . . . the horn of my salvation. --Ps.
                                                    xviii. 2.
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     10. An emblem of a cuckold; -- used chiefly in the plural.
         "Thicker than a cuckold's horn." --Shak.
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     11. the telephone; as, on the horn. [slang]
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     12. a body of water shaped like a horn; as, the Golden Horn
         in Istanbul.
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     Horn block, the frame or pedestal in which a railway car
        axle box slides up and down; -- also called horn plate.
        
  
     Horn of a dilemma. See under Dilemma.
  
     Horn distemper, a disease of cattle, affecting the internal
        substance of the horn.
  
     Horn drum, a wheel with long curved scoops, for raising
        water.
  
     Horn lead (Chem.), chloride of lead.
  
     Horn maker, a maker of cuckolds. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
     Horn mercury. (Min.) Same as Horn quicksilver (below).
  
     Horn poppy (Bot.), a plant allied to the poppy ({Glaucium
        luteum), found on the sandy shores of Great Britain and
        Virginia; -- called also horned poppy. --Gray.
  
     Horn pox (Med.), abortive smallpox with an eruption like
        that of chicken pox.
  
     Horn quicksilver (Min.), native calomel, or bichloride of
        mercury.
  
     Horn shell (Zool.), any long, sharp, spiral, gastropod
        shell, of the genus Cerithium, and allied genera.
  
     Horn silver (Min.), cerargyrite.
  
     Horn slate, a gray, siliceous stone.
  
     To pull in one's horns, To haul in one's horns, to
        withdraw some arrogant pretension; to cease a demand or
        withdraw an assertion. [Colloq.]
  
     To raise the horn, or To lift the horn (Script.), to
        exalt one's self; to act arrogantly. "'Gainst them that
        raised thee dost thou lift thy horn?" --Milton.
  
     To take a horn, to take a drink of intoxicating liquor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poppy \Pop"py\, n.; pl. Poppies. [OE. popy, AS. popig, L.
     papaver.] (Bot.)
     Any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy
     polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species
     ({Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the
     species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the
     plant. See Illust. of Capsule.
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     California poppy (Bot.), any yellow-flowered plant of the
        genus Eschscholtzia.
  
     Corn poppy. See under Corn.
  
     Horn poppy, or Horned poppy. See under Horn.
  
     Poppy bee (Zool.), a leaf-cutting bee ({Anthocopa
        papaveris) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for
        the lining of its cells; -- called also upholsterer bee.
        
  
     Prickly poppy (Bot.), Argemone Mexicana, a
        yellow-flowered plant of the Poppy family, but as prickly
        as a thistle.
  
     Poppy seed, the seed the opium poppy ({Papaver
        somniferum).
  
     Spatling poppy (Bot.), a species of Silene ({Silene
        inflata). See Catchfly.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  horn poppy
      n 1: yellow-flowered Eurasian glaucous herb naturalized in along
           sandy shores in eastern North America [syn: horn poppy,
           horned poppy, yellow horned poppy, sea poppy,
           Glaucium flavum]

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