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1. (Botany) the hard dry seed-containing capsule of a poppy. See also capsule3a
2. (Architecture) a carved ornament, esp one used on the top of the end of a pew or bench in Gothic church architecture


(ˈpɒp iˌhɛd)

a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew.
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A 'poppyhead' is used to describe which part of a church?
The intersuitial spaces is filed with materials of various origins: from nature with coal, rush, bamboo, wood stribs, poppyheads, feathers etc, or from technology with sprockets, tea-strainers, hoses, lighters and syringes.