from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See liberty cap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.


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  • Cf. pileus.

    September 22, 2011