- a small knob or similar rounded protuberance, especially for ornament.
Origin of knop
1325–75; Middle English; Old English cnop; cognate with Dutch knop, German Knopf
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Examples from the Web for knop
Two years later Knop confirmed both the absorption and the toxicity of copper by his experiments on maize.
Knop just indicated that manganese compounds had no effect on maize, but gave no details.
The foot is circular, of the same diameter as the bowl, and the knop projects in.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lincoln
A. F. Kendrick
It has a spire-like top with windows and pinnacles between round its base, a feature which is repeated on the knop.
The knop has eight roundels with niello crosses crossleted; on the stem are saints in niello in vesicas.
- archaic a knob, esp an ornamental one
C14: from Germanic; compare Middle Dutch cnoppe bud, Old High German knopf