from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cap of the form known as the Phrygian, used as a symbol of political or personal liberty.
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- noun a
brimless felt cap, such as the Phrygian cap or pileus, emblematicof a slave's manumissionin the Ancient World.
- noun a
magic mushroom, Psilocybe semilanceata
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- noun 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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reesetee commented on the word liberty cap
Also called Phrygian cap.
August 15, 2008