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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 ?
Do you see the venerable schoolmaster, severe in aspect, with a black skullcap on his head, like an ancient Puritan, and the snow of his white beard drifting down to his very girdle?
A French corporal, with coat unbuttoned in a homely way, a skullcap on his head, and a short pipe in his mouth, came from behind a corner of the shed and approached Pierre with a friendly wink.
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
"Be off, you wretch!" cried Aramis, throwing his skullcap in his face.
He was now well stricken in years, a man of pale, thin countenance, and his gray hairs were closely covered by a black velvet skullcap. In his younger days he had practically learned the meaning of persecution from Archbishop Laud, and he was not now disposed to forget the lesson against which he had murmured then.
The best collections of the Uzbek skullcaps are kept in Tashkent-based State Museum of History, Art and Applied Art of Uzbekistan.
Summary: Berlin [Germany], May 27 (ANI): Felix Klein, the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner, asked the Jews to avoid wearing their traditional skullcaps or 'kippah caps' at all times and everywhere in the country.
The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public.
Celebrated milliner Stephen Jones' eye-catching glitter skullcaps topped every look, part Pierrot-joins-Instagram, part glam Amelia Earhart.
Read more: 2,000 Berliners wear skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism
Schuster suggested three years ago that Jews should not wear skullcaps in areas with large Muslim populations.
The leader of Germany's Jewish community has advised Jews to avoid wearing traditional skullcaps (kippahs) following anti-Semitic attacks, BBC said.