noun Date: 1682 1. a close-fitting cap; especially a light brimless cap for indoor wear 2. any of various mints (genus Scutellaria) having a bell-shaped calyx that when inverted resembles a helmet 3. the upper portion of the skull ; calvarium

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  • 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

  • skullcap — ► NOUN ▪ a small close fitting peakless cap or protective helmet …   English terms dictionary

  • skullcap — [skul′kap΄] n. 1. a light, closefitting, brimless cap, usually worn indoors; specif., a zucchetto or a yarmulke 2. any of a genus (Scutellaria) of mints with a closed, helmet shaped calyx …   English World dictionary

  • Skullcap — A skullcap (or skull cap) can be:* In anatomy, the top part of the skull (Calvaria (skull)) * Headgear ** A Kippah or Yarmulke, a small cloth skullcap worn by observant Jewish men all the time, or by less observant Jewish men and some Jewish… …   Wikipedia

  • skullcap — UK [ˈskʌlˌkæp] / US noun [countable] Word forms skullcap : singular skullcap plural skullcaps a small hat sometimes worn by Jewish men and Roman Catholic priests …   English dictionary

  • skullcap — šviesioji kalpokė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Scutellaria lateriflora), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Scutellaria lateriflora angl. mad dog skullcap; skullcap šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • skullcap — /skul kap /, n. 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. Bot. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scutellaria,… …   Universalium

  • skullcap — noun /skʌlkæp/ a) a small domed cap that covers from the forehead to just above the back of the neck. b) A yarmulke like hat worn as an element of ghetto fashion. Syn: kippah, yarmulke …   Wiktionary

  • skullcap — SYN: calvaria. * * * skull·cap skəl .kap n the upper portion of the skull: CALVARIUM …   Medical dictionary

  • Skullcap — Scutellaria (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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