Monkey of Central and South America having a cowl of thick hair on the head; SYN. ringtail, Cebus capucinus. Monkey of the genus Cebus found in Central and South America, so called because the hairs on the head resemble the cowl of a Capuchin monk. Capuchins live in small groups, feed on fruit and insects, and have a long tail that is semiprehensile and can give support when climbing through the trees.
There are now thought to be only 800 yellow-breasted capuchins left in the wild, found only in the Atlantic forest in S of Bahia state.
A long-tailed South American monkey (Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monk's cowl, the rest being of a grayish white.
Pripadnik katoličkog reda čiji redovnici nose smeđu mantiju s kapuljačom; (lat.)
capuchin / kæpjuːtʃɪn /
Množina reči capuchin je capuchins.
ETYM French capucin a monk who wears a cowl, from Italian cappuccio hood. Related to Capoch.
A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks.
A hooded cloak for women;Pointed hooded cloak worn by friars.