Definition of poppy head in English:

poppy head


  • 1The seed capsule of a poppy.

    • ‘Francesca pushed over some grasses to sit down, and played with a poppy head.’
    • ‘She uses poppy heads, seeds and bark for percussion and she really does give the feeling that she's out in the open air whooping and calling across the fields in a frenzy of vocal exploration!’
    • ‘It was noon next day when he stood on the platform, the train breathing steam alongside like an impatient dragon or an old scholar puffing poppy heads.’
    • ‘Their eyes fell heavy like poppy heads and their mouths gasped, as though ready to accept the glittering Eucharist from the hands of his Holiness himself.’
  • 2An ornamental top on the end of a church pew.