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sapajou

[sap-uh-joo]
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noun
  1. a capuchin monkey.

Origin of sapajou

Borrowed into English from French around 1690–1700
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Examples from the Web for sapajou

Historical Examples

  • This sapajou is as large as a fox, and only differs from that which is called alouate in its colour.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • This difference is alone sufficient to distinguish the sapajou from the sagoin.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon


British Dictionary definitions for sapajou

sapajou

noun
  1. another name for capuchin (def. 1)

Word Origin

C17: from French, of Tupi origin
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