Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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
a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew.