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berretta

[buh-ret-uh] /bəˈrɛt ə/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
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berretta

/bɪˈrɛtə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of biretta

biretta

/bɪˈrɛtə/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a stiff clerical cap having either three or four upright pieces projecting outwards from the centre to the edge: coloured black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, and white for certain members of religious orders
Word Origin
C16: from Italian berretta, from Old Provençal berret, from Late Latin birrus hooded cape
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