Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
  2. (noun, artifact) a hooded cloak for women

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Synonyms of Capuchin

cebus capucinus, ringtail

Alternate forms of Capuchin

Hypernyms: cloak, new world monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian

Origin of the word Capuchin

  1. 1528, from Fr. capuchin (Mod.Fr. capucin), from It. capuccino, from capuccio "hood," augm. of cappa (see cap). Friar of the Order of St. Francis, under the rule of 1528, so called from the pointed hoods on their cloaks. As a type of monkey, 1785, from the hair on its head, thought to resemble a cowl. more

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Words that sound like Capuchin

c. p. snow, cabochon, cape jasmine, cape jessamine, cappuccino, capsaicin, capsicum, chawbacon, coffee can, coffee senna, cubism

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