capuchin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kap'yoo-chin, -shin), [key]
- 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.
- (cap.) Also calleda friar belonging to the branch of the Franciscan order that observes vows of poverty and austerity. Cf. Friar Minor, Friar Minor Conventual. Also called
- capuchin (Thesaurus)