Definitions of skullcap
  1. noun
    rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
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    beanie, beany
    a small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
    a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
    yarmelke, yarmulka, yarmulke
    a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)
    type of:
    a tight-fitting headdress
  2. noun
    the dome of the skull
    synonyms: calvaria
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    type of:
    bone, os
    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
  3. noun
    a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised
    synonyms: helmetflower
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    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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