from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bud or unopened leaf or flower, or an architectural ornament resembling a bud; a knob.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) Same as knop, 2.

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  • noun architecture Alternative form of knop.


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Compare German knospe bud, English knop, knar.


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  • A knosp is an architectural ornament in form of a bud. lines 111-12.

    Marmion Walter Scott 1801


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  • An architectural ornament in the form of a bud or knob.

    July 11, 2008

  • It seems like it should be related to the German word knusprig, meaning 'crispy', but I guess not.

    (maybe knusprig means 'crunchy', though I think that's knackig)

    July 11, 2008

  • Sounds like you missed breakfast, sionnach.

    July 11, 2008

  • Someone needs a nacket.

    July 11, 2008