zuc·chet·to (z-kĕtō, tsk-kĕttō)
n. pl. zuc·chet·tos or zuc·chet·ti (-tē)
A skullcap worn by certain Roman Catholic clerics, varying in color according to rank.
[Italian, variant of zucchetta, diminutive of zucca, gourd, head; see ZUCCHINI.]
(click for a larger image)zucchetto
worn by Cardinal John Njue, the Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya
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