Capuchin Cap`u*chin", n. [F. capucin a monk who wears a cowl, fr. It. cappuccio hood. See {Capoch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Eccl.) 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. [1913 Webster]

A bare-footed and long-bearded capuchin. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) 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}. (b) Other species of {Cabus}, as {Cabus fatuellus} (the {brown capucine} or {horned capucine}.), {Cabus albifrons} (the {cararara}), and {Cabus apella}. (c) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck. [1913 Webster]

{Capuchin nun}, one of an austere order of Franciscan nuns which came under Capuchin rule in 1538. The order had recently been founded by Maria Longa. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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