a small, brimless close-fitting cap, often made of silk or velvet, worn on the crown of the head, as for religious functions.
the domelike roof of the skull.
Botany. any of various plants belonging to the genus Scutellaria, of the mint family, having a calyx resembling a helmet.

1675–85; skull + cap1 Unabridged
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skullcap (ˈskʌlˌkæp)
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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skullcap skull·cap (skŭl'kāp')
See calvaria.

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Example sentences
He was a distinguished gentleman in a blue overcoat and white skullcap.
So is the red skullcap he often wore over his short-cropped hair, in lieu of a
  formal wig.
He was wearing a white robe with a brown suède vest and a white crocheted
Birds called helmets look as if they're wearing a skullcap of white on the top
  of their heads.
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