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Noun: capuchin  ka-pyû-chin or ka-pyû-shin
  1. A hooded cloak for women
  2. Monkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
    - ringtail, Cebus capucinus

Derived forms: capuchins

Type of: cloak, New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian

Part of: Cebus, genus Cebus

Encyclopedia: Capuchin