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Definition of biretta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

biretta

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//bɪˈretə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈretə//
 
 
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a square cap worn by Roman Catholic priests Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Italian berretta or Spanish birreta, based on late Latin birrus ‘hooded cape’. Compare with beret.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: biretta