cappuccino

[ kap-oo-chee-noh, kah-poo-; Italian kahp-poot-chee-naw ]
/ ˌkæp ʊˈtʃi noʊ, ˌkɑ pʊ-; Italian ˌkɑp putˈtʃi nɔ /

noun, plural cap·puc·ci·nos

a hot beverage consisting of espresso and foamed milk, often served with powdered cinnamon and topped with whipped cream.

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Origin of cappuccino

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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British Dictionary definitions for cappuccino

cappuccino
/ (ˌkæpʊˈtʃiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

coffee with steamed milk, sometimes served with whipped cream or sprinkled with powdered chocolate

Word Origin for cappuccino

Italian: capuchin
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