1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.]
2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
4. Zool. 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. --R. D. Blackmore.
Pope's nose, the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium.
to be more Catholic than the Pope to adhere more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine; -- usually used in a negative sense to mean, to be excessively pious.
n 1: the head of the Roman Catholic Church [syn: Catholic Pope,
Roman Catholic Pope, Pontiff, Holy Father, Vicar
of Christ, Bishop of Rome]
2: English poet and satirist (1688-1744) [syn: Alexander Pope]