1. a member of a branch (Friars Minor Capuchin) of the Franciscan order that adheres strictly to the original rule
2. [c-] a woman's cloak with a hood
3. [c-] any of a genus (Cebus) of New World monkeys with a nearly bare face and a hoodlike crown of hair
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Word origin of 'capuchin'
Fr, monk who wears a cowl < It cappuchino
, dim. of capuche