cape

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1cape

noun, often attributive \ˈkāp\

Definition of CAPE

1
:  a point or extension of land jutting out into water as a peninsula or as a projecting point
2
often capitalized :  cape cod cottage

Origin of CAPE

Middle English cap, from Anglo-French cape, from Old Occitan cap, from Latin caput head — more at head
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

2cape

noun

Definition of CAPE

1
:  a sleeveless outer garment or part of a garment that fits closely at the neck and hangs loosely over the shoulders
2
:  the short feathers covering the shoulders of a fowl — see duck illustration

Origin of CAPE

probably from Spanish capa cloak, from Late Latin cappa head covering, cloak
First Known Use: 1758

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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