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capuchin

Noun

1 a hooded cloak for women
2 monkey of Central America and South America having a cowl of thick hair on the head [syn: ringtail, Cebus capucinus]

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English

Noun

capuchin (plural capuchins)

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Extensive Definition

Capuchin can refer to:
  • Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, an order of Roman Catholic friars.
  • Capuchin monkey, primates of the genus Cebus considered among the most intelligent of the New World monkeys (those native to the Americas), named after the friars.
  • Capuchin Crypt, a room located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Rome, Italy.
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