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μήκων , Dor., Arc. μάκ- , Theoc.7.157, IG5(2).514.16 (Lycosura, ii B. C.): ωνος, Arist. (v. infr. 11.2), Polem.Hist.88, Polyaen.8.6.1):—
A.poppy, esp. opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, “μήκων δ᾽ ἑτέρωσε κάρη βάλεν ἐνὶ κήπῳIl.8.306, cf. Ar.Av.160, Thphr.HP1.12.2 (s. v.l.), Theoc.l.c.; μάκωνσι λευκαῖς IGl.c.; μ. ἥμερος, κηπευτή, Dsc. 4.64, Gal.6.548; μ. Ἡρακλεία frothy poppy, Silene venosa, Thphr.HP 9.12.5; “μ. ἀφρώδηςDsc.4.66; μ. κερατῖτις horned poppy, Glaucium flavum, Thphr.HP9.12.3, Dsc.4.65 (but = λεοντοπέταλον, Ps.-Dsc. 3.96); μ. μέλαινα corn poppy, Papaver Rhoeas, Thphr.HP9.11.9, Dsc. 4.64 (μέλας Ps.-Dsc.ibid.); μ. ῥοιάς P. hybridum, Thphr.HP9.12.4, Dsc.4.63; μ. ἀγρία, = μ. μέλαινα, ib.64; μ. ἀγριωτέρα windrose, Papaver argemone, ibid.
2. a single poppy-seed, Archim.Aren.2.4; collectively, “μ. ἁδράHp.Mul.2.192; “μ. μεμελιτωμένηTh.4.26; ὀπὸς μήκωνος opium, Asclep. ap. Gal.14.138, etc.
3. poppy-head, Thphr. HP4.8.10: as an architectural ornament, Paus.5.20.5.
II. quasiliver of testaceous animals (ὀστρακηρά), Arist.HA530a15, 547a16.
2. ink-bag of the cuttle-fish, Id.Fr.334 (masc.), Ael.NAap.Suid.
III. a metallic sand, Poll.7.100.
IV. the part of the ear at the root under the lobe, Id.2.86.
V. μ. ἀφρώδης, = πέπλος, spurge, Dsc.4.167; so μ. alone, as a purgative, freq. in Hp., Mul.2.124, 192, al., Morb.3.16; “ὀπὸς μήκωνοςMul.2.201; μ. alone, = τιθυμαλλίς, Dsc.4.164. (Etym. dub.; OHG. māgo, Germ. mohn, OSlav.makû are prob. borrowed.)
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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 160
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.306
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.20.5
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.26
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