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