American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A hooded cloak worn by women.
- n. Any of several long-tailed monkeys of the genus Cebus, native to Central and South America and often having a hoodlike tuft of hair on the head. Also called sapajou.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a mendicant order of Franciscan monks, founded in Italy in 1528 by Matteo di Bassi, and named from the long pointed capouch or cowl which is the distinguishing mark of their dress. According to the statutes of the order, drawn up in 1529, the monks were to live by begging; they were not to use gold or silver or silk in the decoration of their altars, and the chalices were to be of pewter. The Capuchins are most numerous in Austria. In the United States they have convents in the dioceses of Green Bay, Milwaukee, Leavenworth, and New York. See
- n. [lowercase] A variety of pigeon with a range of inverted feathers on the back of the head, like the cap or cowl of a monk.
- n. 3. [lowercase] A South American monkey, Cebus capucinus, having black on the head, like the hood or cowl of a Capuchin; hence, any sapajou or monkey of the genus Cebus. Also written capucine. See cut under Cebinæ.
- n. 4. [lowercase] One of the baldheaded fruit-crows of South America, Gymnocephalus calvus.
- n. A large loose hood worn by women in the eighteenth century.
- n. A hooded cloak of the same period.
- n. A capuchin monkey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of
- n. 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.
- n. Other species of Cabus, as Cabus fatuellus (the brown capucine or horned capucine.), Cabus albifrons (the cararara), and Cabus apella.
- n. A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.
- n. a hooded cloak for women
- n. monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
- Obsolete French, from Italian cappuccino, pointed cowl, Capuchin, from cappuccio, hood; see capuche. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The capuchin is a New World monkey, brown and cute, the size of a scrawny year-old human baby plus a long tail.”
“Attached to the coat was often a hood, known as a capuchin, which might be pulled over the toque as an additional head-covering on a journey through the storm.”
“Human as it sounds, loss aversion appears to be a trait we've inherited genetically because it is found in other primates, such as capuchin monkeys.”
“There are over 50 species of mammals present including opossums, bats, primates such as capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella), squirrel monkeys (Saimira sciureus), howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) and Guianan saki (Pithecia pithecia), giant ant-eater (Myrmecophaga triactyla), carnivores including jaguar (Panthera onca), puma (Puma concolor), and ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), ungulates and rodents including the capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris).”
“Instead of waking up in a Las Vegas hotel room to find a baby, the hung-over buddies wake up in a Thai hotel room to find a capuchin monkey.”
“Animal rights activists have been talking about scenes of a capuchin monkey chain-smoking cigarettes in The Hangover Part II.”
“Pet capuchin monkeys can turn on their owners, experts warn”
“In the capuchin monkey world of illiberal politics and "instinct for fairness", that's definitely a recipe for flung poo.”
“Without the ability to restrain impulsive behavior, you're like a capuchin on crack, lurching from this random item to the next, and before you know it you have an absentee life.”
“For example, you and your colleague Sarah Brosnan discovered something very interesting in your study with chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys concerning economic behavior.”
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