Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A light, close-fitting, brimless cap.
  • noun A yarmulke.
  • noun Any of various plants of the genus Scutellaria of the mint family, having clusters of two-lipped flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any cap fitting closely to the head; also, the iron cap of defense. See skull, 4.
  • noun The sinciput; the upper domed part of the skull, roofing over the brain; the calvarium. See cut under cranium.
  • noun A murine rodent quadruped of the family Lophiomyidæ.
  • noun A plant of the genus Scutellaria: so called from the helmet-like appendage to the upper lip of the calyx, which closes the mouth of the calyx after the fall of the corolla.
  • noun A thin stratum of compact limestone lying at the base of the Purbeck beds, and underlain by a shelly limestone locally known as roach, forming the uppermost division of the Portland series, as this portion of the Jurassic is developed in the so-called Isle of Portland, England.
  • noun In entomology, the upper part of the integument of the head, including the front and vertex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection.
  • noun (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus Scutellaria, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The Lophiomys.
  • noun (Bot.) an American herb (Scetellaria lateriflora) formerly prescribed as a cure for hydrophobia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small domed cap that covers from the forehead to just above the back of the neck.
  • noun A yarmulke-like hat worn as an element of ghetto fashion.
  • noun Any of several species of flowering plants, of the genus Scutellaria, in the Lamiaceae family.

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

  • noun the dome of the skull
  • noun a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised
  • noun rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

skull +‎ cap

Examples

  • Swami-like and pedagogical in skullcap, glasses, corduroy blazer, and striped tie, with the first Beatitude (“Blessed are the poor in spirit …”) tattooed on his wrists, Aaron Weiss steps into the street after his band’s sound check and is promptly cornered by a young man wearing a homemade Aaron Weiss T-shirt.

    Sing to the Lord a New Song

  • Swami-like and pedagogical in skullcap, glasses, corduroy blazer, and striped tie, with the first Beatitude (“Blessed are the poor in spirit …”) tattooed on his wrists, Aaron Weiss steps into the street after his band’s sound check and is promptly cornered by a young man wearing a homemade Aaron Weiss T-shirt.

    Sing to the Lord a New Song

  • Either Americans 'reaction to the shootings at Fort Hood are a reversion to the early days after 9/11, when every brown-skinned man in a skullcap was a terrorist suspect.

    False Dichotomies

  • From the 14th-19th century it was known as a skullcap and worn indoors by men when they removed their wigs.

    RVABlogs

  • Containing chamomile and skullcap, which is renowned for its soothing properties, this herbal blend provides nutritional support for the nervous system, and is great for horses and ponies that are prone to excitability.

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  • Ken Mowbray, Sam Máeguez, and Gary Sawyer with the Poloyo hominid (Courtesy Ken Mowbray) [LARGERIMAGE] "For me," says Susan Antón of the University of Florida, who examined the fossil in July, "the skullcap is a unifying specimen because it combines characteristics seen in both the older [1.6. million years] and younger [less than 100,000 years] H. erectus groups in Southeast Asia.

    Case of the Curious Cranium

  • Bashir, who held an alms bowl in his left hand, moved toward the other student, who wore a skullcap with a childish design of roaring lions.

    The Omega Theory

  • Ciarrapico asked, referring to the Jewish skullcap.

    Silvio Berlusconi condemned by Vatican newspaper for 'deplorable' jokes

  • Burton's designs for McQueen this season offer their own unique take on the veil, as a kind skullcap or sometimes an entire facial mask.

    What to Wear When You Say 'I Do'

  • She wore a black ankle-length coat and a black skullcap, and she had her hair done in two thick braids.

    Ominous

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