zucchetto

Pope Paul VI wearing a zucchetto in 1967Derivation

  • Italian: zucca, head

Article

Small round skullcap, worn by ecclesiastics; white for Pope, red for cardinals, purple for bishops, black for abbots.

MLA Citation

  • “zucchetto “. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2018. Web. 19 April 2021. <>