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skullcap

[skuhl-kap] /ˈskʌlˌkæp/
noun
1.
a small, brimless close-fitting cap, often made of silk or velvet, worn on the crown of the head, as for religious functions.
2.
the domelike roof of the skull.
3.
Botany. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scutellaria, of the mint family, having a calyx resembling a helmet.
Origin of skullcap
1675-1685
1675-85; skull + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for skull-cap

skullcap

/ˈskʌlˌkæp/
noun
1.
a rounded brimless hat fitting the crown of the head
2.
the nontechnical name for calvaria
3.
any of various perennial plants of the genus Scutellaria, esp S. galericulata, that typically have helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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Word Origin and History for skull-cap
n.

1680s, from skull (n.) + cap (n.).

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skull-cap in Medicine

skullcap skull·cap (skŭl'kāp')
n.
See calvaria.

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Slang definitions & phrases for skull-cap

skull

noun

Fellatio; blow job (1970s+ Homosexuals)

Related Terms

go out of one's skull, out of one's head

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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