a hood or cowl, especially the long, pointed cowl of the Capuchins.
From their hood (capuche) they received the popular name of Capuchins.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various
a large hood or cowl, esp that worn by Capuchin friars
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. (initial capital letter). Also called Friar Minor Capuchin. Roman Catholic Church. a friar belonging to the branch of the Franciscan order that observes vows […]
(in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) the family name of Juliet. Compare Montague (def 1). Historical Examples Then she is well and nothing can be ill; Her body sleeps in Capulet’s monument. The Story of My Life Ellen Terry So to the Capulet’s grand party he came, with his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. Beautiful Stories from […]
- Caput medusae
caput medusae caput medusae caput me·du·sae (mĭ-dōō’sē’, -dyōō’-) n. See Medusa head. Dilated ciliary arteries surrounding the corneoscleral limbus in absolute glaucoma.
any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone. Contemporary Examples The Nevada Democrat was over; his career dead; his reign atop the Senate caput. The Daily Beast 2010 Political Awards Samuel P. Jacobs December 20, 2010 Historical Examples Lapidem quem reprobaverunt aedificantes, hic factus est in caput anguli. A History of […]