pop·​py·​head ˈpä-pē-ˌhed How to pronounce poppyhead (audio)
: a raised ornament often in the form of a finial generally used on the tops of the upright ends of seats in Gothic churches

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poppyhead was in 1839

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“Poppyhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poppyhead. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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