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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, an organ folded in the form of a hood or cowl, as the upper sepal of Aconitum.
  • noun A cowl or monk's hood: as in the proverb Cucullus non facit monachum (the cowl does not make the monk). See hood.
  • noun [NL.] In zoology and anatomy, a formation or coloration of the head like or likened to a hood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A hood-shaped organ, resembling a cowl or monk's hood, as certain concave and arched sepals or petals.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A color marking or structure on the head somewhat resembling a hood.

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