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Definition of the noun Calotte

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noun - plural: calottes

  1. [ecclesiastical] a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic priests
  2. [archaic] The vertical central area of the crown of a bird's head.
  3. [architecture] A round cavity or depression, in the form of a cup or cap, lathed and plastered; used to diminish the rise or elevation of a moderate chapel, alcove, etc. which would otherwise be too high for other pieces of the apartment.
  4. [anatomy] The upper (superior) or lower (inferior) half of the globe of the eye.


The calotte, is a skullcap worn by students at catholic universities in Belgium. It originates from the skullcap worn by the Papal Zouave regiment around 1860. The calotte is cylindrical, made from velvet and astrakhan. The color of the top is bordeau red for the universities of Brussels, Leuven, Louvain-la-Neuve and Namur, white for the university of Ghent and emerald for the university of Liège. In the front of the calotte are stripes representing the Belgian flag and stripes representing the colors of the city or the university where the calotte has been received. At the back of the calotte, the faculty of the student is represented by a color and a symbol, with if needed an additional symbol to determine the speciality. Golden stars around the calotte represent the number of years that the student has studied successfully.

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Google previewBritish and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review (1864)

Or, Quarterly Journal of Practial Medicine and Surgery

The depilation recommended by Plumbe differed from that of Bazin in being partial ; the same objection may be made to that of the Mahons, which operates only upon the loosened hairs ; while the calotte is an instrument of the grossest ...

Google previewRomanism as it is (1882)

An Exposition of the Roman Catholic System for the Use of the American People ... : and an Appendix of Matters from 1871 to 1876 by Samuel Weed Barnum

The calotte is a small cap for covering the crown of the head or the part ...

Google previewAn Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds (2003)

(The calotte is a close, round, brimless cap; the skullcap was worn by high- ranking clergy in Ottoman times as well [Pallis 1951175], though enclosed in the obligatory turban.) If the word ever referred to a distinct piece of headgear, it would ...

Google previewWooden Statues of the Old Kingdom (2001)

A Typological Study by Julia Carol Harvey, Julie Abrams

A calotte is a sort of skullcap of different ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

It was first worn by cardinal Richlieu: the red calotte is a badge of a cardinal. Calotte, in Architeåure, a round cavity, or depressure, in form of a cup, or cap, lathed and plaistered, used to diminish the rise, or elevation of a chapel, cabinet, alcove ...

Google previewCyclopaedia: Or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (etc.) 5. Ed (1741)

by Ephraim Chambers

It was first wore by cardinal Richlieu: the red calotte is a badge of a cardinal. See the article CAP. - Calotte, in archite&ture, a round cavity,ordepressure, in form of acup, or cap, lathed, and plaistered; used to diminish the rise, or elevation of a ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

Hominins found at site A fragmentary skull comprising a calotte, right half of the mandible with M2-M3 and ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

calotte. see skull calpain Though referred to singly, strictly this refers not to a single ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science ... (1874)

by Robley Dunglison

Calotte id also applied to an adhesive plaster, with which the head of a person laboring under tinea capitis is sometimes covered, after the hair has been shaved off. This plaster is pulled suddenly and violently off, in order to remove the bulbs ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

1% W” Calotte calotte ca lot). Tiny, close-fitting cap, like sectional crown of hat, often having tab at center top. French word for plain skull-cap. Also spelled calot, cailot. 2. Small loop attached to special cap worn underneath heavy 15th century ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1844)

Anatomists,sometimes, give the name—Culolle nponévroliquc— to the aponeurosis of the occipito-frontalis muscle, which covers it externally; and that of Calotte du crane to the scull cap. Calotle is also applied to an adhesive plaster, ...

Google previewBarclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1815)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

CALOTTE, s. [Fr.] a cap or coif of hair, worn first by cardinal Richlieu. A red calotte is become the badge of a cardinal. In architecture, a round ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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