Zucchetto meaning

zo͝o-kĕtō, tso͝ok-kĕttō
A skullcap worn by certain Roman Catholic clerics, varying in color according to rank.
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A skullcap worn by Roman Catholic prelates: an abbot's is black, a bishop's purple, a cardinal's red, and the Pope's white.
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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.
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Origin of zucchetto

  • Italian variant of zucchetta diminutive of zucca gourd, head zucchini

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian zucchetto, ultimately variant diminutive of zucca (“gourd, squash"), as in zucchini.

    From Wiktionary