or ber·ret·ta, bir·ret·ta
Origin of biretta
Examples from the Web for biretta
He must also provide the Bishop with a horse, gloves, and a biretta when he rides abroad.St. Nicholas|George H. McKnight
The man in the group behind the bishop, who is in surplice and hood and biretta, is probably the archdeacon.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
On our heads we wore a fascinating "biretta," or cap with a tall feather.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
Only in Spain has the biretta continued to be worn without the raised ridges.
He is wearing the academical costume of a master, cincture and biretta, gown and hood of minever.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
British Dictionary definitions for biretta
Word Origin for biretta
Word Origin and History 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."