zucchetto

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Cardinal zucchetto 2003 modified 2008-15-08.jpg
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Etymology[edit]

Italian zucchetto, ultimately variant diminutive of zucca (gourd, squash), as in zucchini.

Noun[edit]

zucchetto (plural zucchettos)

  1. A small skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy. The Pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; and a priest's black.

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Noun[edit]

zucchetto m (plural zucchetti)

  1. small skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy; calotte