One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chiefly Caribbean. Any of several melon cacti (genus Melocactus), which bear their flowers on a woolly terminal structure; especially M. intortus, a native of the West Indies (also called Turk's cap, Turk's head).
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Lionel Wafer (d. 1705), surgeon and buccaneer. From the genitive of pope + head.
pope's head/ˈpəʊps hɛd/
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