Knop (?), n. [OE. knop, knoppe; cf. D.knop, knoop, G. knopf, Dan. knap, knop, Sw. knapp, knopp, button, bud, Icel. knappr, and E. knap, n. Cf. Knap, Knob.]


A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button.

Four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. Ex. xxv. 21.

2. Arch.

Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle, and then synonymous with finial; -- called also knob, and knosp.

Knop sedge Bot., the bur reed (Sparganium); -- so called from its globular clusters of seed vessels.



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