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

  • n. A brimless, limp, conical cap fitting snugly around the head and given to a slave in ancient Rome upon manumission. It was used as a symbol of liberty by the French revolutionaries and was also worn in the United States before 1800. Also called Phrygian cap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a brimless felt cap, such as the Phrygian cap or pileus, emblematic of a slave's manumission in the Ancient World.
  • n. a magic mushroom, Psilocybe semilanceata

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A limp, close-fitting cap with which the head of representations of the goddess of liberty is often decked. It is sometimes represented on a spear or a liberty pole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap of the form known as the Phrygian, used as a symbol of political or personal liberty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800

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