zucchetto

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noun zuc·chet·to \zu̇-ˈke-(ˌ)tō, tsü-\

Definition of zucchetto

plural

zucchettos

  1. :  a small round skullcap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics in colors that vary according to the rank of the wearer

Origin and Etymology of zucchetto

Italian, diminutive of zucca gourd, head


First Known Use: 1853


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