Skull"cap` (?), n.


A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection.

2. Bot.

Any plant of the labiate genus Scutellaria, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised.

3. Zool.

The Lophiomys.

Mad-dog skullcap Bot., an American herb (Scetellaria lateriflora) formerly prescribed as a cure for hydrophobia.


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