a Central and South American monkey, Cebus capucinus, having a prehensile tail and hair on the head resembling a cowl.
any monkey of the genus Cebus.
- Also called ringtail monkey (for defs. 1, 2).
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How to use capuchin in a sentence
In the same month, officials intercepted a brown tufted capuchin, native to South America, and a wallaby, usually found in the Australian continent—both enroute to Hyderabad.
Raised and trained by Boston-based nonprofit Helping Hands, the intelligent and dexterous capuchin monkeys have assisted people with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments since 1979.
It begins with a capuchin monkey being rewarded with a cucumber slice for handing a rock to the experimenter.Was the Golden Rule Born in the Mind of a Monkey? - Facts So Romantic | Julie Sedivy | March 4, 2021 | Nautilus
The same goes for capuchin monkeys, which may need to be crated if a handler wishes to bring one along as a service animal in the cabin of a flight.Why the Emotional Support Dog Ban Is Good for Everyone | Wes Siler | December 9, 2020 | Outside Online
He wore the hooded brown habit and sandals of a Franciscan capuchin friar.Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis Knows Immigrants Are the Future of the Church | Christopher Dickey | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For centuries, capuchin monks followed simple embalming practices.Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead | Nina Strochlic | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Italians also have a soft spot for capuchin Franciscans, who have long been known for their work with the poor.
But that kid from Podunk, now unloading freight at the big-box store, is a universe away from Oxford and a capuchin friar buddy.Anthony Swofford on America’s Best War Writer, Karl Marlantes | Anthony Swofford | November 12, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Much later a friend who was a capuchin friar held for Marlantes an effective healing Mass for the Dead at Old Mission Santa Inez.Anthony Swofford on America’s Best War Writer, Karl Marlantes | Anthony Swofford | November 12, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is small, has brown hair, and commonly known by the name of the capuchin monkey.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Michael said that he did, and the capuchin invited him to come back to the convent and see his collection.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
He could not imagine anything more harmless than this capuchin friar with the sore on his lip.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
We penetrated to the capuchin mission, which had never been visited by any naturalist.Celebrated Travels and Travellers | Jules Verne
Of these there were different kinds; but that which first drew the attention of our party was the great capuchin monkey.Popular Adventure Tales | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for capuchin (1 of 2)
any agile intelligent New World monkey of the genus Cebus, inhabiting forests in South America, typically having a cowl of thick hair on the top of the head
a woman's hooded cloak
(sometimes capital) a rare variety of domestic fancy pigeon
British Dictionary definitions for Capuchin (2 of 2)
a friar belonging to a strict and autonomous branch of the Franciscan order founded in 1525
(as modifier): a Capuchin friar
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