noun Roman Catholic Church.
- bernstein test,
- bernstein, leonard,
- berra, yogi,
- berrettini, pietro,
- berry aneurysm
or ber·ret·ta, bir·ret·ta
Origin of biretta
Examples from the Web for berretta
Berretta in mano non fece mai danno—Cap in hand never harmed any one.
The stockings, gloves, skull cap and berretta are of scarlet.Rome|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
The men wear a flat Scotch cap of some bright colour, and call it ‘berretta.’Prose Idylls|Charles Kingsley
Why did you refuse the berretta, and almost at the last moment?Tables of the Law; & The Adoration of the Magi|William Butler Yeats
He put on his berretta and left the room, the other men following him.A Lost Cause|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Word Origin for biretta
square cap worn by Catholic clergy, 1590s, from Italian beretta, from Late Latin birrus, birrum "large cloak with hood;" perhaps of Gaulish origin, or from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellow."