[ kap-yoo-chin, -shin ]
/ ˈkæp yʊ tʃɪn, -ʃɪn /
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.
a hooded cloak for women.
Origin of capuchin
Also called ringtail monkey (for defs 1, 2).
Definition for ringtail monkey (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for ringtail monkey (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkæpjʊtʃɪn, -ʃɪn) /
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
Word Origin for capuchin
C16: from French, from Italian cappuccino, from cappuccio hood; see capuche
British Dictionary definitions for ringtail monkey (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkæpjʊtʃɪn, ˈkæpjʊʃɪn) /
- a friar belonging to a strict and autonomous branch of the Franciscan order founded in 1525
- (as modifier)a Capuchin friar
Word Origin for Capuchin
C16: from French; see capuche
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