Definition of Birrettas
1. birretta [n] - See also: birretta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birrettas
Literary usage of Birrettas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cromwell in Ireland: A History of Cromwell's Irish Campaign by Denis Murphy (1897)
"Some dress themselves in the precious vestments, and with birrettas on their heads, invite the rest to Mass. Others dash the holy images against the walls, ..."
2. Sacred Archæology: A Popular Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Art and by Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (1868)
"At the coronation of William and Mary some of the clergy wore square caps, resembling flat-topped birrettas. The birretta, a scull-cap, is mentioned in 1298 ..."
3. The Evil Eye, Thanatology, and Other Essays by Roswell Park (1912)
"... was a distinctive badge of membership, while doctors and superior officers were distinguished by the red or violet color of their birrettas. ..."