Berretta



biretta.
a stiff square cap with three or four upright projecting pieces extending from the center of the top to the edge, worn by ecclesiastics.
Historical Examples

Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
Tables of the Law; & The Adoration of the Magi William Butler Yeats
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

noun
a variant spelling of biretta
noun
(RC Church) a stiff clerical cap having either three or four upright pieces projecting outwards from the centre to the edge: coloured black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, and white for certain members of religious orders
n.

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