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cap·u·chin

 (kăp′yə-chĭn, -shĭn, kə-pyo͞o′-)
n.
1. Capuchin A monk belonging to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, an independent order of Franciscans founded in Italy in 1525-1528 and dedicated to preaching and missionary work.
2. A hooded cloak worn by women.
3. Any of several monkeys of the genus Cebus of Central and South America, having a prehensile tail and often a black or brown cap of hair on top of the head. Also called sapajou.

[Obsolete French, from Italian cappuccino, pointed cowl, Capuchin, from cappuccio, hood; see capuche.]

capuchin

(ˈkæpjʊtʃɪn; -ʃɪn)
n
1. (Animals) any agile intelligent New World monkey of the genus Cebus, inhabiting forests in South America, typically having a cowl of thick hair on the top of the head
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's hooded cloak
3. (Breeds) (sometimes capital) a rare variety of domestic fancy pigeon
[C16: from French, from Italian cappuccino, from cappuccio hood; see capuche]

Capuchin

(ˈkæpjʊtʃɪn; ˈkæpjʊʃɪn)
n
(Roman Catholic Church)
a. a friar belonging to a strict and autonomous branch of the Franciscan order founded in 1525
b. (as modifier): a Capuchin friar.
[C16: from French; see capuche]

cap•u•chin

(ˈkæp yʊ tʃɪn, -ʃɪn)

n.
1. any New World monkey of the genus Cebus, having a prehensile tail and tufts of hair on the head.
2. a hooded cloak for women.
3. (cap.) a friar belonging to the Franciscan order that observes vows of poverty and austerity.
[1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian cappuccino=cappucc(io) capuche + -ino -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capuchin - a hooded cloak for women
cloak - a loose outer garment
2.capuchin - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowlcapuchin - monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
Cebus, genus Cebus - type genus of the Cebidae
Translations

capuchin

[ˈkæpjʊʃɪn] N
1. (= cowl) → capucho m
2. (Zool) → mono m capuchino
3. Capuchin (Rel) → capuchino m

capuchin

n
(= hooded cloak)Kapuzencape nt
(Zool) → Kapuziner(affe) m
(Eccl) CapuchinKapuziner(mönch) m
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