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liberty cap

a soft, conical cap given to a freed slave in ancient Rome at manumission of his servitude, used as a symbol of liberty, especially since the 18th century.
Compare Phrygian cap.
Origin of liberty cap
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for liberty cap
  • The flag hangs from a staff at left which has a liberty cap on its end.
  • Liberty wears a blue cape and liberty cap, holds a sprig of oak leaves, and is accompanied by an eagle.
  • Liberty, on the viewer's left, carries the liberty cap on her staff.
  • Below, a soldier stands with gun and liberty cap in hand, the plow not far away.
British Dictionary definitions for liberty cap

liberty cap

a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap
a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland
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