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skullcap Line breaks: skull|cap
Pronunciation: /ˈskʌlkap/

Definition of skullcap in English:


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1A small close-fitting peakless cap.
Example sentences
  • They wore close-fitting crocheted skullcaps that were noticed by others.
  • On their heads, they wore white knitted skullcaps, silken headscarves or baseball caps.
  • Men in white shoulder-to-ankle gowns and skullcaps were selling their furniture, appliances, and clothing to feed their families.
1.1A protective helmet, in particular one worn by jockeys or horse riders.
Example sentences
  • The group applied to the foundation for cash to buy special leg protectors, stirrups, skullcaps and riding gloves.
  • You can imagine my disappointment when I was issued with my flying suit, a dowdy navy blue number complete with fetching leather skullcap.
  • Next came the helmet, made of bronze with a iron skullcap.
2The top part of the skull.
Example sentences
  • In 1887, Eugene Dubois discovered a skullcap, a femur (thigh bone), and a molar in the same area.
  • In contrast to the exhumation chronicles, which claimed wooden skullcaps covered the sawn-off crowns, their skulls are intact.
  • In 1973, a hominid skullcap and two stone tools were found.
3A widely distributed plant of the mint family, whose tubular flowers have a helmet-shaped cup at the base.
  • Genus Scutellaria, family Labiatae
Example sentences
  • Other sleep promoting herbs include valerian, Californian poppy, skullcap, hops and passionflower.
  • Herbal supplements that can be toxic to the liver include kava, comfrey, chaparral, jin bu huan, kombucha tea, pennyroyal and skullcap.
  • Chamomile, oatstraw, and skullcap are examples.
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