Scetellaria lateriflora
Skullcap Skull"cap`, n. 1. A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus {Scutellaria}, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The Lophiomys. [1913 Webster]

{Mad-dog skullcap} (Bot.), an American herb ({Scetellaria lateriflora}) formerly prescribed as a cure for hydrophobia. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mad-dog skullcap — Skullcap Skull cap , n. 1. A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus {Scutellaria}, the calyx of whose flower appears, when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skullcap — Skull cap , n. 1. A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus {Scutellaria}, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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