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poppyhead

[pop-ee-hed]
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noun Architecture.
  1. 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

noun
  1. the hard dry seed-containing capsule of a poppySee also capsule (def. 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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