capote definition by Webster's New World
a long cloak, usually with a hood
Origin: French diminutive of cape, cape
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Capote, Truman 1924-84; U.S. writer
capote definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A long, usually hooded cloak or coat.
- also A large, usually purple and yellow cape used in maneuvering the bull especially during the initial stage of a bullfight.
Origin: French, from Old French capote, capette, diminutive of cape, cloak, from Medieval Latin cāpa; see cape1.
, Truman 1924-1984.
American writer whose works include novels, stories, plays, and reportage. He introduced the genre of the nonfiction novel with In Cold Blood (1966).