from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An ornamental head-dress of the ancient Persian kings.
- noun The head-dress of the high priest of the Jews.
- noun A low-crowned episcopal miter. F. G. Lee. Also written
- noun [⟨cap.] The typical genus of the family Cidaridæ.
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The first stratum, consisting of a layer of limestone (Araya limestone), about 980 feet in thickness, is sparingly strewn with fossils (cidaris glandaria, corals and sponges), and belongs to the Cenoman, earliest of the
They covered the head, not only out of doors, but in their houses, wearing either felt caps like the Persians, or a head-dress of a more elaborate character, which bore the name of _tiara_ or _cidaris_.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.
The Medes and Persians seem more generally to have worn the cidaris, or conical cap, some - times terminating in a sharp point, at others