calotte

[ kuh-lot ]
/ kəˈlɒt /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. calorimeter,
  2. calorimetry,
  3. calorize,
  4. calory,
  5. calot's triangle,
  6. calotype,
  7. caloyer,
  8. calpac,
  9. calpain,
  10. calpe

Origin of calotte

1625–35; < French, Middle French: skullcap, perhaps equivalent to Old French cale ribbon for the hair, kind of hat (perhaps from escale shell (see scale1) taken as a deverbal form with es- ex1) + -otte diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for calotte

calotte

/ (kəˈlɒt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for calotte

C17: from French, from Provençal calota, perhaps from Greek kaluptra hood

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