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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skullcapnoun

    rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head

  2. skullcap, helmetflowernoun

    a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised

  3. calvaria, skullcapnoun

    the dome of the skull


  1. skullcapnoun

    a small domed cap that covers from the forehead to just above the back of the neck.

  2. skullcapnoun

    A yarmulke-like hat worn as an element of ghetto fashion.

  3. skullcapnoun

    Any of several species of flowering plants, of the genus Scutellaria, in the Lamiaceae family.

  4. Etymology: skull + cap

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Skullcapnoun

    A headpiece.

  2. Skullcapnoun

    A plant.

    Etymology: cassida, Latin.

    The florets are longish, one in each ala of the leaves: the upper leaf is galeated like an helmet, with two auricles adjoining: the under leaf, for the most part, is divided into two: the calyx, having a cover, contains a fruit resembling the heel of a slipper or shoe. Philip Miller.


  1. skullcap

    A skullcap is a small, rounded cap that fits on top of the head and covers the skull, often used in religious or ceremonial contexts. It can also refer to a genus of plants (Scutellaria) known for their medicinal uses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skullcapnoun

    a cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection

  2. Skullcapnoun

    any plant of the labiate genus Scutellaria, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised

  3. Skullcapnoun

    the Lophiomys

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skullcap in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skullcap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of skullcap in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Baker:

    During our field school excavations at Drimolen, a student began uncovering a cluster of fragments. We could see that they were parts of a skull. But they werent immediately identifiable, over the course of the field season more and more fragments were uncovered. We began piecing them together. No one could decide what this skullcap was from, until one night it all came together -- and we realised we were looking at a hominin!

  2. Felix Klein:

    I call on all citizens of Berlin and across Germany to wear the yarmulke( as the skullcap is known in Yiddish) next Saturday if there are new, intolerable attacks targeting Israel and Jews on the occasion of Al-Quds Day in Berlin, by doing this we can show a great sign of solidarity with the Jewish community and make a statement for the freedom of religion and the diversity of our society.

  3. Stephanie Baker:

    This find really challenged us. We compared the assembled skullcap to all of the other examples of hominins in the Cradle area. Eventually, its teardrop shape and relatively big brain cavity meant we were looking at Homo erectus.

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