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poppyhead

[pop-ee-hed] /ˈpɒp iˌhɛd/
noun, Architecture.
1.
a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew.
Origin of poppyhead
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; poppy + head
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British Dictionary definitions for poppyhead

poppyhead

/ˈpɒpɪˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the hard dry seed-containing capsule of a poppy See also capsule (sense 3a)
2.
a carved ornament, esp one used on the top of the end of a pew or bench in Gothic church architecture
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