(Pop*lit"e*al) a. [From L. poples, -itis, the ham.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the
region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space.
(Pop*lit"ic) a. (Anat.) Popliteal.
(Pop"per) n. A utensil for popping corn, usually a wire basket with a long handle.
(Pop"per), n. A dagger. [Obs.] Chaucer.
1. See Puppet.
2. (Naut.) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.
3. (Mach.) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.
Poppet head, Puppet head. See Headstock (a).
(Pop"pied) a. [See 1st Poppy.]
1. Mingled or interspersed with poppies. "Poppied corn." Keats.
2. Affected with poppy juice; hence, figuratively, drugged; drowsy; listless; inactive. [R.]
The poppied sails doze on the yard.Lowell.
Popping crease. (Cricket) See under Crease.
(Pop"ping) a. & n. from Pop.
(Pop"ple) v. i. [Cf. Pop.] To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on
rough water; also, to bubble. Cotton.
1. The poplar. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U. S.]
2. Tares. [Obs.] "To sow popple among wheat." Bale.
California poppy (Bot.), any yellow- flowered plant of the genus Eschscholtzia. Corn poppy.
See under Corn. Horn, or Horned, poppy. See under Horn. Poppy bee (Zoöl.), a leaf-
cutting bee (Anthocopa papaveris) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for the lining of its cells;
called also upholsterer bee. Prickly poppy (Bot.), Argemone Mexicana, a yellow-flowered plant of
the Poppy family, but as prickly as a thistle. Poppy seed, the seed the opium poppy (P. somniferum).
Spatling poppy (Bot.), a species of Silene See Catchfly.
(Pop"py) n.; pl. Poppies [OE. popy, AS. popig, L. papaver.] (Bot.) Any plant or species of
the genus Papaver, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species (Papaver
somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of
the plant. See Illust. of Capsule.
(Pop"py Pop"py*head`) n. [F. poupée doll, puppet. See Puppet.] (Arch.) A raised ornament
frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which
terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.
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