Definition of skullcap in English:


Syllabification: skull·cap
Pronunciation: /ˈskəlˌkap


  • 1A small close-fitting cap without a brim.
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    • 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.
  • 2The top part of the skull.
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    • 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
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    • 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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