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
- 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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The play was to last from morning to evening without pauses for meals; and as the spring weather was cold and uncertain, the spectators were advised to bring the garment known as "cucullus," a short white Roman mantle with a hood, which was all the more necessary as the theatre stood under the open sky.
Sozomen says that monks covered their heads with a hood called cucullus (H.E.,
Capillitium: the hood-like collar in some Noctuid moths, e.g. Cucullia: see cucullus.
Lady, cucullus non facit monachum; thats as much to say as I wear not motley in my brain.
Juvenal (VI, 118) and Martial (XI, 98) refer to the cucullus of the lacerna.
Among the Romans, the hood (cucullus, a word of Celtic origin) was worn as a separate garment especially by drivers, herdsmen, and labourers; and by all classes as part of the lacerna, the birrus, and particularly the paenula, varieties of cloaks.
Synonyms: _Colpidium cucullus_ Kent '81; _C. striatus_ Stokes' 85;
Synonyms; _Colpoda cucullus_ O.F. Müller; _Loxodes cucullulus_;
My comrade, as he called himself, told me what passages he chose in the history of his life: how he came to be frocked (but 'cucullus non facit monachum'), and how, in the troubles of these times, he had discovered in himself a great aptitude for the gunner's trade, of which he boasted not a little.
_Non facit monachum cucullus, -- _it was not his hood and girdle that made him a monk; he was thoroughly saturated with their spirit before he put them on.