capuchin

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ca·pu·chin

noun \ˈka-pyə-shən, -pə-, especially for 3 also kə-ˈpyü-, -ˈpü-\

Definition of CAPUCHIN

1
capitalized :  a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin forming since 1529 an austere branch of the first order of St. Francis of Assisi engaged in missionary work and preaching
2
:  a hooded cloak for women
3
:  any of a genus (Cebus) of South and Central American monkeys; especially :  one (C. capucinus) with the hair on its crown resembling a monk's cowl

Origin of CAPUCHIN

Middle French, from Old Italian cappuccino, from cappuccio; from his cowl
First Known Use: 1589

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