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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of knop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as knop, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Compare German knospe bud, English knop, knar. (Wiktionary)


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



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  • Someone needs a nacket.

    July 11, 2008

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    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

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

    July 11, 2008