Definition of poppy head in English:

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  • 1The seed capsule of a poppy.
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    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 2An ornamental top on the end of a church pew.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody