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cappuccino

[kap-oo-chee-noh, kah-poo-; Italian kahp-poot-chee-naw] /ˌkæp ʊˈtʃi noʊ, ˌkɑ pʊ-; Italian ˌkɑp putˈtʃi nɔ/
noun, plural cappuccinos
1.
a hot beverage consisting of espresso and foamed milk, often served with powdered cinnamon and topped with whipped cream.
Origin of cappuccino
1945-1950
1945-50; < Italian: literally, Capuchin, so called from a fancied resemblance of the drink's color to the color of a Capuchin habit
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cappuccino

/ˌkæpʊˈtʃiːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
coffee with steamed milk, sometimes served with whipped cream or sprinkled with powdered chocolate
Word Origin
Italian: capuchin
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Word Origin and History for cappuccino
n.

1948, from Italian cappuccino, from Capuchin in reference to the beverage's color and its supposed resemblance to that of the brown hoods of the Friars Minor Capuchins (see Capuchin).

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