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n. Ecclesiastical
A skullcap, especially one worn by Roman Catholic priests.

[French, from Provençal calota or Italian callotta.]


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy
2. (Architecture) architect a concavity in the form of a niche or cup, serving to reduce the apparent height of an alcove or chapel
[C17: from French, from Provençal calota, perhaps from Greek kaluptra hood]


(zuˈkɛt oʊ, tsu-)

n., pl. -tos, -ti (-ti)
a small, round skullcap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics.
[1850–55; < Italian, variant of zucchetta, diminutive of zucca gourd, head, perhaps < pre-Latin *tjukka gourd]
References in classic literature ?
Aramis, in a black gown, his head enveloped in a sort of round flat cap, not much unlike a CALOTTE, was seated before an oblong table, covered with rolls of paper and enormous volumes in folio.
Truth to say, from the moment he crossed this new steed, it was no longer D'Artagnan who was travelling, -- it was a good man clothed in an iron-gray justaucorps, brown haut-de-chausses, holding the medium between a priest and a layman; that which brought him nearest to the churchman was, that D'Artagnan had placed on his head a calotte of threadbare velvet, and over the calotte, a large black hat; no more sword, a stick, hung by a cord to his wrist, but to which, he promised himself, as an unexpected auxiliary, to join, upon occasion, a good dagger, ten inches long, concealed under his cloak.
So, instead of D'Artagnan, I will be Agnan, short; that is a concession which I naturally owe to my gray coat, my round hat, and my rusty calotte.
Hermann put the palms of her plump hands together; I smiled and bowed with a heavy heart: the niece got up from her sewing to bring Hermann's slippers and his embroidered calotte, which he assumed pon tifically, talking (about me) all the time.
Actualites Eecrit par Jamal Eddine Naji Quelle est cette folie qui a pousse ce marrakchi bien typique, avec sa calotte portee comme crete de coq, pour venir se pavaner ainsi dans nos rues, tirant derriere lui, au bout d'une ficelle deux navets, en ce dimanche de grand deuil a Derb Soltane, suite a une surprenante defaite du Raja face au Kawkab sur le score douloureux de 2 buts a zero?
9 x 46cm, was produced under Michelangelo's direction in late 1556 or early 1557, in order for him to work through his design in relationship to the south apse as conceived and largely built by Sangallo; the carpenter(s) constructed the wood model of the calotte with some mistakes and it can also be compared further with Michelangelo's drawing in the Arezzo letter of 1 July 1557, which details the errors in the first actual masonry construction (Fig.
En pleurs, portant calotte blanche et longue barbe noire, environ 80 hommes ont quitte vendredi la prison Pul-e-Charkhi, le plus grand centre de detention d'Afghanistan, a l'est de la capitale.
Bardelli, 'Marte nel 2003-2005: la regressione della Calotte polare Sud', Astronomia, 3, 9-18 (2008)
0] initial thickness is transforming into a spherical calotte by base radius b, poll height w and sphere radius of calotte [rho] (Abrantes & Bataha, 2003), (Fig.
Dans certaines rE[umlaut]gions du Groenland oE la prE[umlaut]sence de la calotte glaciaire n'est plus acquise, des chasseurs inuits renoncent Ea leurs traEneaux au profit de yoles, de petites embarcations.