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skullcap

[skuhl-kap]
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noun
  1. a small, brimless close-fitting cap, often made of silk or velvet, worn on the crown of the head, as for religious functions.
  2. the domelike roof of the skull.
  3. Botany. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scutellaria, of the mint family, having a calyx resembling a helmet.
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Origin of skullcap

First recorded in 1675–85; skull + cap1
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Examples from the Web for skullcap

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  • He looked like a Frenchman, by the way, and always wore a skullcap.

    A Far Country, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • At one time he had had a fancy, for his health, to wear a sort of skullcap.

    Atrocious Judges

    John Campbell, Baron Campbell

  • He took off his skullcap, and passed his hand over his soft white hair.

    The Devourers

    Annie Vivanti Chartres

  • The merchant debated, removing his skullcap, smoothing his grizzled fringe of curls, fitting the cap on again deliberately.

    The Wrong Twin

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Solly Gumble removed his skullcap, fluffed his scanty ring of curls, and drew on the cap again.

    The Wrong Twin

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for skullcap

skullcap

noun
  1. a rounded brimless hat fitting the crown of the head
  2. the nontechnical name for calvaria
  3. any of various perennial plants of the genus Scutellaria, esp S. galericulata, that typically have helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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skullcap in Medicine

skullcap

(skŭlkăp′)
n.
  1. calvaria