zucchetto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian zucchetto, ultimately a diminutive of zucca (gourd, squash), due to the shape. Compare zucchini.

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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.
    Synonyms: calotte

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zucca (gourd, squash) +‎ -etto (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /tsukˈket.to/, /dzukˈket.to/
  • Rhymes: -etto
  • Hyphenation: zuc‧chét‧to

Noun[edit]

zucchetto m (plural zucchetti)

  1. zucchetto, calotte (small skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy)