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Definition of "skullcap" []

  • A light, close-fitting, brimless cap sometimes worn indoors. (noun)
  • A yarmulke. (noun)
  • Any of various plants of the genus Scutellaria, having clusters of two-lipped flowers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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