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Webster's Dictionary

Capuchin

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(1):

(n.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis.

(2):

(n.) Other species of Cabus, as C. fatuellus (the brown or horned capucine.), C. albifrons (the cararara), and C. apella.

(3):

(n.) A long-tailed South American monkey (Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monk's cowl, the rest being of a grayish white; - called also capucine monkey, weeper, sajou, sapajou, and sai.

(4):

(n.) A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks.

(5):

(n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Capuchin'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/c/capuchin.html. 1828.

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