Origin of zucchettoaltered ; from Italian zucchetta, a cap, origin, originally , diminutive of zucca, gourd ; from Late Latin cucutia
nounpl. zuc·chet·tos or zuc·chet·ti
Origin of zucchettoItalian, variant of zucchetta, diminutive of zucca, gourd, head; see zucchini.
worn by Cardinal John Njue, the Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
- 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.