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capa

[kah-puh] /ˈkɑ pə/
noun
1.
the red cloak of a bullfighter, used chiefly in attracting the attention of the bull and guiding the course of its attack.
Origin of capa
1780-1790
1780-90; < Spanish < Late Latin cappa; see cape1

Capa

[kap-uh] /ˈkæp ə/
noun
1.
Robert (Andrei Friedmann) 1913–54, U.S. photographer, born in Hungary.
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Examples from the Web for capa
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  • The names of these three fishermen were capa, Laighne, and Luasat.

    The Book-Hunter

    John Hill Burton
  • And to see Cuchares with the capa in one hand and sword in the other, Hsoos!

  • Enter Tomas Ignacio, seven years of age, also in a capa, and grave.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • The capa is a long robe of guanaco furs, about five and a half feet long, by four and a half broad.

    Wanderings in Patagonia

    Julius Beerbohm
  • However, the capa made up for all defects in dress, and Maximo was perfectly content with things as they were.

    Wanderings in Patagonia

    Julius Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for capa

Capa

/ˈkæpə/
noun
1.
Robert, real name André Friedmann. 1913–54, Hungarian photographer, who established his reputation as a photojournalist during the Spanish Civil War.
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