- a capuchin monkey.
Origin of sapajou
Borrowed into English from French around 1690–1700
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Historical Examples of sapajou
This sapajou is as large as a fox, and only differs from that which is called alouate in its colour.
This difference is alone sufficient to distinguish the sapajou from the sagoin.
- another name for capuchin (def. 1)
Word Origin for sapajou
C17: from French, of Tupi origin
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