skullcap

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noun skull·cap \ˈskəl-ˌkap\

Definition of skullcap

  1. 1 :  a close-fitting cap; especially :  a light brimless cap for indoor wear

  2. 2 :  any of various mints (genus Scutellaria) having a bell-shaped calyx that when inverted resembles a helmet

  3. 3 :  the upper portion of the skull :  calvarium

1682

First Known Use of skullcap

1682


SKULLCAP Defined for English Language Learners

skullcap

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noun skull·cap \ˈskəl-ˌkap\

Definition of skullcap for English Language Learners

  • : a small, round cap that fits on top of the head and that is worn especially by Jewish men and Catholic clergymen

  • : a tight-fitting cap that is made of material that stretches


Medical Dictionary

skullcap

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noun skull·cap \ˈskəl-ˌkap\

Medical Definition of skullcap

  1. :  the upper portion of the skull :  calvarium


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