skullcap

noun skull·cap \ ˈskəl-ˌkap \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of skullcap

1 : a close-fitting cap; especially : a light brimless cap for indoor wear
2 : any of various mints (genus Scutellaria) having a bell-shaped calyx that when inverted resembles a helmet
3 : the upper portion of the skull : calvarium

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First Known Use of skullcap

1682

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SKULLCAP Defined for English Language Learners

skullcap

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

noun skull·cap \ ˈskəl-ˌkap \

medical Definition of skullcap

: the upper portion of the skull : calvarium

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