Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hood on a cloak, especially the long pointed cowl worn by a Capuchin monk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long, pointed hood, as that worn by the Augustinians, Capuchins or Franciscans.

Etymologies

Italian cappuccio, from cappa, hood, from Late Latin, cloak.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French capuche. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Escribiendo con su capuche puesta, él usó la parte de atras de viejas cartas y sobres para sus manuscritos.

    El Rev. Vincent McNabb, O.P.

  • L'hiver c mieux ca se cache plus facilement sous une capuche!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Mrs. Randolph stood ready to go, putting on her capuche which she had thrown off, and Juanita laying her shawl round her shoulders.

    Melbourne House

  • Mrs. Randolph stood ready to go, putting on her _capuche_ which she had thrown off, and Juanita laying her shawl round her shoulders.

    Melbourne House

  • Biondello; whom he no sooner espied than he made for him, and dealt him a mighty blow in the face, and tore his hair and coif, and cast his capuche on the ground, and to his "Alas, Sir, what means this?" still beating him amain: -- "Traitor," cried he; "I will give thee to know what it means to send me such a message.

    The Decameron, Volume II

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