Capuche



a hood or cowl, especially the long, pointed cowl of the Capuchins.
Historical Examples

From their hood (capuche) they received the popular name of Capuchins.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

noun
a large hood or cowl, esp that worn by Capuchin friars

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