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skull·cap

 (skŭl′kăp′)
n.
1.
a. A light, close-fitting, brimless cap.
b. A yarmulke.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Scutellaria of the mint family, having clusters of two-lipped flowers.

skullcap

(ˈskʌlˌkæp)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a rounded brimless hat fitting the crown of the head
2. (Zoology) the nontechnical name for calvaria
3. (Plants) any of various perennial plants of the genus Scutellaria, esp S. galericulata, that typically have helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

skull•cap

(ˈskʌlˌkæp)

n.
1. a small, brimless, close-fitting cap, often made of silk or velvet, worn on the crown of the head.
3. the domelike roof of the skull.
4. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scutellaria, of the mint family, having a calyx resembling a helmet.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skullcap - rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the headskullcap - rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
beanie, beany - a small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
coif - a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
yarmelke, yarmulka, yarmulke - a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)
2.skullcap - a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
3.skullcap - the dome of the skull
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
Translations
HelmkrautSchädeldecke
koponyatető
tarczyca

skullcap

[ˈskʌlkæp] N (gen) → gorro m; [of priest] → solideo m

skullcap

nKipa f

skullcap

[ˈskʌlˌkæp] n (worn by Jews) → zucchetto; (worn by Pope) → papalina

skullcap

n (bot) escutelaria
References in classic literature ?
The excellent old gentleman being at these times a mere clothes-bag with a black skull-cap on the top of it, does not present a very animated appearance until he has undergone the two operations at the hands of his granddaughter of being shaken up like a great bottle and poked and punched like a great bolster.
Of middle height, rather lean than otherwise, he had deep-set eyes, a mean appearance, his hair was coarse, black and thin, which, say the biographers of his time, made him take early to the skull-cap.
And aiming a sudden shaft he shot so close to the Bishop's head that it carried away both his hat and the skull-cap which he always wore, leaving him quite bald.
The other adornment was the portrait of old Colonel Pyncheon, at two thirds length, representing the stern features of a Puritanic-looking personage, in a skull-cap, with a laced band and a grizzly beard; holding a Bible with one hand, and in the other uplifting an iron sword-hilt.
There he stood, with a border of grizzled locks beneath his skull-cap, while his grey eyes, accustomed to the shaded light of his study, were winking, like those of Hester's infant, in the unadulterated sunshine.
With his skull-cap and a crochet shawl over his shoulders he looked grotesque.