from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See capuchin, 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as capuchin, 3.
  • n. A rich reddish-orange color; the color of the flower of the nasturtium.


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  • Subsulphate of iron, calcined in a muffle until it becomes a beautiful capucine red, 1 part; flux No. 2, 3 parts; mix without melting.

    Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets

  • It took some time for Jean to grow accustomed to the idea, and he drew his _capucine_ a little closer round him, as if the thought of such an adventure chilled him; then he laid his hand on Barbara's arm.

    Barbara in Brittany

  • As I remember it well, i’m not 4 anymore, “dansons la capucine” is a very short song you repeat ceaselessly while dancing the “farandole” and when the end of the song arrives you’re supposed to kneel down.

    big fish, little fish

  • Dansons la capucine, il n’y a pas de pain chez nous, il y en a chez la voisine, mais ce n’est pas pour nous!

    big fish, little fish

  • “Dansons la capucine…” I’ve always thought the “YOU !” at the end was a simple utterance of joy, similar to “Youpi !”

    big fish, little fish

  • Along with her perpetual favourites, ‘Blaa blaa Black Sheep and ‘La capucine’ if anyone can explain to me the meaning of the non-French exclamation of YOU!

    tadpole #2


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