Definition of Mop-headed
1. Adjective. (of trees) having a bushy top without a leader. "Mop-headed cabbage palms"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mop-headed
Literary usage of Mop-headed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Anthropological Review by Anthropological Society of London (1866)
"These the natives avail themselves of, and produce the "separate spiral tufts", or the immense mop-headed bush, as their fancy or vanity may prompt. ..."
2. Handbook of the English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1875)
"These are words like mop-headed, hot-headed, cold-hearted, &c., where the second element ... The object to which it belongs, or appertains, is mop-headed, ..."
3. On the Phenomena of Hybridity in the Genus Homo by Paul Broca, Charles Carter Blake (1864)
"and described " the real and undoubted hybrids" of the Papuans and Malays, and that these are altogether different from the mop-headed Papuans.1 It will be ..."
4. The Solomon Islands and Their Natives by Henry Brougham Guppy (1887)
"The term "mop-headed" is often applied to the Papuan with a bushy frizzled periwig: but since a mop is neither bushy nor frizzly, the term is more ..."
5. The Natural History of Man: Comprising Inquiries Into the Modifying by James Cowles Prichard (1855)
"The "mop-headed Papuas" of Dam- pier were first distinguished and accurately described by MM. Quoy and Gaimard, who accompanied the excellent M. de ..."
6. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1872)
"Bright pink, but mop-headed; flowers small; free-flowering and a strong grower, ... Bright pink, mop-headed ; very free- flowering and good habit, ..."
7. Polynesian Reminiscences: Or, Life in the South Pacific Islands by William Thomas Pritchard (1866)
"Of this tendency the natives avail themselves, and produce the " separate spiral tufts," or the immense mop-headed bush, as their fancy or vanity may prompt ..."