Pope's nose
Pope Pope (p[=o]p), n. [AS. p[=a]pa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. {Papa}, {Papal}.] 1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See {Note} under {Cardinal}. [1913 Webster]

3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A fish; the ruff. [1913 Webster]

{Pope Joan}, a game at cards played on a round board with compartments.

{Pope's eye}, the gland surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep. --R. D. Blackmore.

{Pope's nose}, the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See {Uropygium}.

{to be more Catholic than the Pope} to adhere more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine; -- usually used in a negative sense to mean, to be excessively pious. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pope's nose — noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL the tail of a cooked chicken, TURKEY, or other bird …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pope's nose — noun the tail of a dressed fowl • Syn: ↑parson s nose • Hypernyms: ↑helping, ↑portion, ↑serving • Part Holonyms: ↑bird, ↑fowl * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • pope's nose — noun The tail end piece of a cooked chicken. He took heart and began to mend immediately; and gobbled up all the jelly, and picked the last bone of the chicken drumsticks, merry thought, sides’ bones, back, pope’s nose, and all. Syn: parson’s… …   Wiktionary

  • pope's nose — noun the pope s nose AmE, IrishE, ScotE the piece of flesh at the tail end of a cooked bird, such as a chicken; parson s nose BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pope's nose — See the pope s nose …   English idioms

  • pope's nose — Slang. the fleshy protuberance at the posterior end of a dressed fowl, esp. the tailpiece of a cooked chicken. Also called parson s nose. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • pope's nose — noun US term for parson s nose …   English new terms dictionary

  • pope's nose — /poʊps ˈnoʊz/ (say pohps nohz) noun → parson s nose …   Australian English dictionary

  • the pope's nose — the tail of a roasted chicken    The pope s nose is too greasy. I prefer a piece of breast meat …   English idioms

  • Pope's eye — Pope Pope (p[=o]p), n. [AS. p[=a]pa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. {Papa}, {Papal}.] 1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] Foxe. [1913 Webster] 2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See {Note} under {Cardinal}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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