Origin of calotte
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The children at Calotte, too,—they are too far from the school; mind that they have their books.'Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
A Head of an Asiatic, seen in a front view, having on a calotte.
The hat was turned back, exposing a black closely cut bang resembling a calotte.On the Seaboard
A blond forming a fanchon on the calotte is laid also under the other edge of the ornament.
The Bust of a Man, seen in a front view, having on a cap in the shape of a calotte, and a mantle bordered with carmine.
- a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy
- 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
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