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The colouring, with its clear reds of the biretta and the robe, is very successful.

On others he wears a cap of a very peculiar character, which has been compared to a biretta, but is really altogether sui generis.

He must also provide the Bishop with a horse, gloves, and a biretta when he rides abroad.

On our heads we wore a fascinating "biretta," or cap with a tall feather.

The old Norma, straight from Biretta's Bookshop, had been pretty in plain serge and shabby fur.

He sighed, but resigning himself to the inevitable, lifted his biretta as he came up to the door.

The man in the group behind the bishop, who is in surplice and hood and biretta, is probably the archdeacon.

He persisted in wearing in the house a velvet dressing-gown and a biretta, truly an uncommon head-gear.

He wore a gown and large Geneva bands, like a Presbyterian minister; on his head he had a kind of biretta.

Father Gray came out of the private chapel of the clergy-house in his cassock and biretta.

WORD ORIGIN

square cap worn by Catholic clergy, 1590s, from Italian beretta, from Late Latin birrus, birrum "large cloak with hood;" perhaps of Gaulish origin, or from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellow."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BIRETTA

headdress

nounaccessory for head
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