• Capuchin Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis.
- (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.
- (n.) A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks.
- (n.) Other species of Cabus, as C. fatuellus (the brown or horned capucine.), C. albifrons (the cararara), and C. apella.
- (n.) A long-tailed South American monkey (Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monks cowl, the rest being of a grayish white; -- called also capucine monkey, weeper, sajou, sapajou, and sai.