liberty cap
Phrygian cap Phryg"i*an cap` A close-fitting cap represented in Greek art as worn by Orientals, assumed to have been conical in shape. It has been adopted in modern art as the so-called {liberty cap}, or {cap of liberty}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Liberty cap — Liberty Lib er*ty (l[i^]b [ e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties} ( t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[ e], fr. L. libertas, fr. liber free. See {Liberal}.] 1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liberty cap — n. a soft, closefitting cap without a visor, adopted by the French Revolutionists as a symbol of liberty …   English World dictionary

  • Liberty cap — A liberty cap is a brimless felt cap, such as the Phrygian cap or pileus , emblematic of manumission in the Ancient World and Liberty in modern revolutionary periods. In addition, the phrase may also refer to:*Liberty Cap, a celebrated granite… …   Wikipedia

  • liberty cap — noun 1》 a small toadstool which has a greyish brown cap with a distinct boss and a long thin stem, containing the hallucinogen psilocybin. [Psilocybe semilanceata.] 2》 another term for cap of liberty (see cap) …   English new terms dictionary

  • liberty cap — a soft, conical cap given to a freed slave in ancient Rome at manumission of his servitude, used as a symbol of liberty, esp. since the 18th century. Cf. Phrygian cap. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • liberty cap — lib′erty cap n. clo a soft, conical cap given to a freed slave in ancient Rome, used as a symbol of liberty • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • liberty cap — noun close fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800 • Hypernyms: ↑cap …   Useful english dictionary

  • liberty cap — noun Date: 1803 a close fitting conical cap used as a symbol of liberty by the French revolutionists and in the United States before 1800 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • liberty cap — noun a) a brimless felt cap, such as the Phrygian cap or pileus, emblematic of a slaves manumission in the Ancient World. b) a magic mushroom, Psilocybe semilanceata …   Wiktionary

  • Liberty Cap — noun a) a celebrated granite dome in Yosemite National Park b) an unusual hot spring in Yellowstone National Park …   Wiktionary

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