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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Berretta  \Ber*ret"ta\,  n.  [It.,  fr  LL  birrettum  berretum  a 
  cap,  dim.  of  L.  birrus,  birrum  a  cloak  to  keep  off  rain,  cf 
  Gr  ?  tawny,  red:  cf  Sp  birreta  Pg  barrete,  and  E. 
  {Barret}.] 
  A  square  cap  worn  by  ecclesiastics  of  the  Roman  Catholic 
  Church.  A  cardinal's  berretta  is  scarlet;  that  worn  by  other 
  clerics  is  black,  except  that  a  bishop's  is  lined  with  green. 
  [Also  spelt  {beretta},  {biretta},  etc.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Biretta  \Bi*ret"ta\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Berretta}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  biretta 
  n  :  a  stiff  cap  with  ridges  across  the  crown;  worn  by  Roman 
  Catholic  clergy 




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