- a hood or cowl, especially the long, pointed cowl of the Capuchins.
Origin of capuche
1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian cappuccio, equivalent to capp(a) cloak (see cap1) + -uccio augmentative suffix
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Related Words for capuchekerchief, mantle, veil, shawl, bonnet, protector, hat, wimple, purdah, cowl, yashmak, babushka, mantilla, coif, capuchin, capuche
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Historical Examples of capuche
From their hood (capuche) they received the popular name of Capuchins.
- a large hood or cowl, esp that worn by Capuchin friars
Word Origin for capuche
C17: from French, from Italian cappuccio hood, from Late Latin cappa cloak
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