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[skuhl-kap] /ˈskʌlˌkæp/
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.
Origin of skullcap
1675-85; skull + cap1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for skullcap
  • 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 skullcap.
  • Birds called helmets look as if they're wearing a skullcap of white on the top of their heads.
  • Often there will be a complimentary yarmulke, a small skullcap, available to visitors who need to cover their heads.
British Dictionary definitions for skullcap


a rounded brimless hat fitting the crown of the head
the nontechnical name for calvaria
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 in Medicine

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for skullcap



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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