Meaning of skullcap in English:


Pronunciation /ˈskʌlkap/

Translate skullcap into Spanish


  • 1A small close-fitting peakless cap.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The attire of its male members, with their black skullcaps, is the strong symbol of the community's identity.’
    • ‘He wiped the sweat from under his hat and swiftly put on a little skullcap, then stroked his short white beard.’
    • ‘Instead of a crown, Arvid wore a knitted skullcap with holes for his ears to poke through.’
    • ‘The overhead lights bathed a sea of shining hair, flowing scarves, and skullcaps.’
    • ‘Men wear silk or cotton embroidered skullcaps (duppi).’
    • ‘The stands are expected to be a sea of blue Vodacom Challenge skullcaps, which will be given to the first 25 000 fans to arrive.’
    • ‘For those of us concerned not only with functional equipment but also looking good, the skullcap will prevent the dreaded helmet hair look.’
    • ‘Men wear the doppilar, a small, square black skullcap.’
    • ‘The Chancellor, without cowl or skullcap, did look very young, after all.’
    • ‘A gray skullcap covered his head, barely masking the long scar on his cheek.’
    • ‘So if your preference is something without a tail, the skullcap is your choice.’
    • ‘This morning, he didn't wear his skullcap and his hair was ruffled by the wind.’
    • ‘At the masquerade party, my head was covered with a black skullcap with cute little feline ears.’
    • ‘A tab-like projection on the center of a carved skullcap served to hold a headdress of animal skins and feathers.’
    1. 1.1A protective helmet, in particular one worn by jockeys or horse riders.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘Some sagacious musketeers wore metal skullcaps, called ‘secrets’, beneath their hats.’
  • 2The top part of the skull.

    ‘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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘For tension headaches, herbs such as passiflora, valerian and skullcap can eliminate pain.’
    • ‘I've started taking St. John's wort and skullcap.’
    • ‘If you have that reaction, try skullcap or passion flower instead.’
    • ‘Also, skullcap and passionflower are supposed to have sedative effects.’