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Phrygian cap

noun
1.
a soft, conical cap represented in ancient Greek art as part of Phrygian or oriental dress and associated, since the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with the liberty cap.
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1840-1850
1840-50
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Phrygian cap

noun
1.
a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution
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