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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A small round skullcap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics in colors that vary according to the rank of the wearer.

Usage examples (19)
  • The cardinal is now in Rome helping choose who next wears the white zucchetto.
  • "The zucchetto, or pileolus, is removed at the end of the last secret prayer, and resumed after the ablutions."
  • Sometimes ISTM that for any of those things to happen everyone in a red or white zucchetto would have to drop dead simultaneously.
  • Guests wore yarmulkes -- Burke brought his own fuchsia zucchetto worn by bishops -- as a symbol of God's presence, and enjoyed traditional seder fare: matzo,... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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