Capuchin meaning

kăpyə-chĭn, -shĭn, kə-pyo͝o-
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A capuchin monkey.
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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.
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A hooded cloak worn by women.
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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.
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A member of a branch (Friars Minor Capuchin) of the Franciscan order that adheres strictly to the original rule.
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A woman's cloak with a hood.
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Any of a genus (Cebus) of New World monkeys with a nearly bare face and a hoodlike crown of hair.
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A member of an order of Roman Catholic friars.
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Origin of capuchin

  • Obsolete French from Italian cappuccino pointed cowl, Capuchin from cappuccio hood capuche

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French capuchin (“Capuchin friar”), from Italian cappuccino (“Capuchin friar”), from cappuccio (“hood, cowl”).

    From Wiktionary