poppyhead

[ pop-ee-hed ]
/ ˈpɒp iˌhɛd /

noun Architecture.

a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew.

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Origin of poppyhead

First recorded in 1575–85; poppy + head
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British Dictionary definitions for poppyhead

poppyhead
/ (ˈpɒpɪˌhɛd) /

noun

the hard dry seed-containing capsule of a poppySee also capsule (def. 3a)
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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