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.
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
Knop sedge (Bot.), the bur reed (Sparganium); -- so
called from its globular clusters of seed vessels.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
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