from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blanketlike cloak having a hole in the center for the head.
- n. A similar garment having a hood used as a raincoat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A simple garment, made from a rectangle of cloth, with a slit in the middle for the head.
- n. A similar waterproof garment, with a hood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of poncho made of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service.
- n. A trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sort of cloak or loose garment worn by the South American Indians, and also by many of the Spanish inhabitants of South America and Mexico.
- n. A trade-name for camlet or strong worsted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head
American Spanish, from Spanish, cape, perhaps variant of pocho, faded, discolored.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish, from Quechua punchu. (Wiktionary)