Definitions

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

  • noun A skullcap worn by certain Roman Catholic clerics, varying in color according to rank.

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  • noun small skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy

Etymologies

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

[Italian, variant of zucchetta, diminutive of zucca, gourd, head; see zucchini.]

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Italian zucchetto, ultimately variant diminutive of zucca ("gourd, squash"), as in zucchini.

Examples

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  • "Later, with Tomas acting as his dresser, he robed himself in the uniform of his calling: cassock, crimson silk sash, zucchetto, pectoral cross."

    - 'The Colour Of Blood', Brian Moore.

    January 3, 2008