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liberty cap

n.
A brimless, limp, conical cap fitting snugly around the head and given to a slave in ancient Rome upon manumission. It was used as a symbol of liberty by the French revolutionaries and was also worn in the United States before 1800. Also called Phrygian cap.

liberty cap

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap
2. (Botany) a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland

lib′erty cap`


n.
a soft, conical cap given to a freed slave in ancient Rome, used as a symbol of liberty.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.liberty cap - close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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The Fly Agaric, which belongs to a different family and should not be confused with psilocybin-containing mushrooms, is stronger than the traditional "liberty cap" mushroom.
They were built in the 1950s and operated as Liberty Cap Motel back in 1962, and folks from out of the area often spent a few days at the Lodges while visiting the museum and other area attractions.
At the end of July, I whizzed up a beast of John Gosden's called Liberty Cap to land a 7f Wolverhampton nursery off a perch of 83.
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Mushrooms found with Mr Collins were sent for analysis and were found to be Liberty Cap, or psilocybin mushrooms, which are known for their psychedelic and hallucinogenic properties.
Only Cavalier Virginia was at a loss for popular imagery, likely because the Roman images clear to planter culture all involved the wand and pileus (liberty cap) of manumission.
The main type of mushroom used is called liberty cap (psilocybe semilanceata).
Here, the classical symbolism mingles, of course, with another old tradition, that of the Maypole".(4) Gombrich is right to link maypoles, the liberty cap and the arbres de la liberte, but the transformation from the popular pole to the revolutionary tree is, of course, not so simple.
Even the liberty cap or pileus, so familiar from French Revolutionary art and even from early United States works, was rejected when it was remembered that it had originated as the symbol of the freeing of Roman slaves and was therefore too controversial to be used in a nation with its own burning slave question.

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