• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calotte A close cap without visor or brim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calotte A plain skull-cap or coif of haircloth, satin, or other fabric, worn by the Roman Catholic clergy to cover the tonsure when exposed to drafts;
    • n calotte in England, by serjeants-at-law on their wigs.
    • n calotte In armor and costume, that part of any head-dress which covers closely the crown of the head: as, the calotte of the helmet.
    • n calotte Anything having the form of a small cap, as the cap of a sword-hilt.
    • n calotte In architecture, a dome or cupola, or something of similar form, as a cup-shaped ceiling, the head of an alcove, etc.
    • n calotte In ornithology, a hood or cap of color upon the top of a bird's head.
    • n calotte Also written calote and callot.
    • n calotte In geology, an ice-cap or a glacier covering a large land area.
    • n calotte In zoology: The pole of attachment of Dicyemidæ which are parasitic in the kidneys of certain cephalopods; the polar cap.
    • n calotte In Polyzoa, a retractile disk formed at the aboral pole in the developing larva.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calotte kal-ot′ a plain skull-cap or coif worn by R.C. clergy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. calotte, dim. of cale, a sort of flat cap. Cf. Caul
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The group would have been an excellent subject for the pencil of Calotte.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Say; that's 201 asking for orders from Calotte.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
These calottes are, moreover, marvellously painted and decorated in the interior.
"Russia" by Various
A Head of an Asiatic, seen in a front view, having on a calotte.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
The filaments issued from polar calottes of 20 deg.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Notice that smiling old gentleman with a bald head capped by the black calotte.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Bell, dome of Calotte de timbre.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas