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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knop \Knop\ (n[o^]p), 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.] 1. A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button. [1913 Webster] Four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. --Ex. xxv. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle, and then synonymous with finial; -- called also knob, and knosp. [1913 Webster] Knop sedge (Bot.), the bur reed (Sparganium); -- so called from its globular clusters of seed vessels. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Knop some architectural ornament. (1.) Heb. kaphtor (Ex. 25:31-36), occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably an imitation of the fruit of the almond. (2.) Heb. peka'im, found only in 1 Kings 6:18 and 7:24, an ornament resembling a small gourd or an egg, on the cedar wainscot in the temple and on the castings on the brim of the brazen sea.