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 (zo͞o-kĕt′ō, tso͞ok-kĕt′tō)
n. pl. zuc·chet·tos or zuc·chet·ti (-tē)
A skullcap worn by certain Roman Catholic clerics, varying in color according to rank.

[Italian, variant of zucchetta, diminutive of zucca, gourd, head; see zucchini.]
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(tsuːˈkɛtəʊ; suː-; zuː-)
n, pl -tos
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a small round skullcap worn by certain ecclesiastics and varying in colour according to the rank of the wearer, the Pope wearing white, cardinals red, bishops violet, and others black
[C19: from Italian, from zucca a gourd, head, from Late Latin cucutia gourd, probably from Latin cucurbita]
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(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]
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(25.) Gattei V, Bulian P, Del Principe MI, Zucchetto A, Maurillo L, Buccisano F, et al.
(45.) De Leo D, Diekstra RF, Lonnqvist J, Trabucchi M, Cleiren MH, Frisoni GB, Dello Buono M, Haltunen A, Zucchetto M, Rozzini R, Grigoletto F, Sampaio-Faria J.
13, he warned the pope that if he does not offer some tip of the papal zucchetto to Legatus and the Tim Busches of the world, he could expect to receive perhaps half as much money as the Vatican currently gets from the U.S.
Instead the down-to-earth pontiff took off his "zucchetto" skull cap before accepting a bunch of flowers in the papal colours of yellow, white and green, from niney Father, you to to the ear-old Beth Coveney, the eldest daughter of Deputy PM Simon Coveney.
Instead the downto-earth pontiff took off his "zucchetto" skullcap to accept flowers in the papal colours of yellow, white and green from Beth Coveney, nine, eldest daughter of Deputy PM Simon.
Lantano, C., Alfieri, I., Cavazza, A., Corradini, C., Lorenzi, A., Zucchetto, N.
Zucchetto, "Macular recovery function (nyctometry) in diabetics without and with early retinopathy," British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
(42.) Zucchetto A, Franceschi S, Polesel J, Parpinel M, Dal Maso L, and Prospective Analysis of Case-Control Studies on Environmental Factors and Health (PACE) Study Group.
His zucchetto skullcap flying off in the Caribbean breeze at the start of a nine-day tour of Cuba and the United States, the Argentine pope used his arrival speech at Havana airport to praise this year's normalization of diplomatic relations.