The men wear a flat Scotch cap of some bright colour, and call it ‘berretta.’
He put on his berretta and left the room, the other men following him.
berretta in mano non fece mai danno—Cap in hand never harmed any one.
Why did you refuse the berretta, and almost at the last moment?
The stockings, gloves, skull cap and berretta are of scarlet.
square cap worn by Catholic clergy, 1590s, from Italian beretta, from Late Latin birrus, birrum "large cloak with hood;" perhaps of Gaulish origin, or from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellow."