phrygian-cap

Phrygian cap

noun
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.

Origin:
1840–50

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Phrygian cap
 
n
a conical cap of soft material worn during ancient times that became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution

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