1. Any ecclesiastic, especially. A bishop.
4. <zoology> A fish; the ruff. Pope Joan, a game at cards played on a round board with compartments. Pope's eye, the gland surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep. Pope's nose, the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium.
Origin: AS. Papa, L. Papa father, bishop. Cf. Papa, Papal.
(01 Mar 1998)
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