Poppyhead
Poppy Pop"py, Poppyhead Pop"py*head`, n. [F. poup['e]e doll, puppet. See {Puppet}.] (Arch.) A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches. [1913 Webster]

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  • poppyhead — [päp′ē hed΄] n. an ornament often in the form of a small head, fleur de lis, or finial, carved at the top of pew ends or stall ends in Gothic churches …   English World dictionary

  • poppyhead — noun Date: 1839 a raised ornament often in the form of a finial generally used on the tops of the upright ends of seats in Gothic churches …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • poppyhead — /pop ee hed /, n. Archit. a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew. [1575 85; POPPY + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • poppyhead — raised ornament on top of upright end of seats in churches Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • poppyhead — pop•py•head [[t]ˈpɒp iˌhɛd[/t]] n. archit. a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • poppyhead — /ˈpɒpihɛd/ (say popeehed) noun 1. the seed capsule of the poppy. 2. Also, poppy. Architecture a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as at the top of the upright end of a bench or pew …   Australian English dictionary

  • poppyhead — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a raised ornament often in the form of a finial generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows terminating seats in Gothic churches …   Useful english dictionary

  • History of wood carving — From the remotest ages the decoration of wood has been a foremost art. The tendency of human nature has always been to ornament every article in use. The North American Indian carves his wooden fish hook or his pipe stem just as the Polynesian… …   Wikipedia

  • Poppy — Pop py, Poppyhead Pop py*head , n. [F. poup[ e]e doll, puppet. See {Puppet}.] (Arch.) A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • codeine — noun Etymology: French codéine, from Greek kōdeia poppyhead Date: 1850 a morphine derivative C18H21NO3•H2O that is found in opium, is weaker in action than morphine, and is used especially as an analgesic and antitussive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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