• WordNet 3.6
    • n capote a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head
    • n capote a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Trueman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's had the middle name of Stucklefuss
    • n Capote A long cloak or overcoat, especially one with a hood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n capote A large coarse cloak, properly with a hood. Specifically
    • n capote The hood or top of a wagon, as of a buggy, or any similar protection for a vehicle.
    • n capote A small bonnet, shaped somewhat like a nightcap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Capote ka-pōt′ a long kind of cloak or mantle.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. capote,cf. F. capote,.), fr. LL. capa, cape, cloak. See Cap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., dim. of cape, a cloak.


In literature:

On a certain dark 4th of February, picture the village of Kaskaskia assembled on the river-bank in capote and hood.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
Discord was here in the black robe of the Jesuit and the brown capote of the rival trader.
"Pioneers Of France In The New World" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
They were dressed in white blanket costumes from head to foot, white woollen capotes covering the grey fur caps they wore.
"The March Of The White Guard" by Gilbert Parker
Should you care to examine, the storekeeper will hook down from aloft capotes of different degrees of fineness.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
He wore a grey great-coat with a capote over his head.
"The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
They were a hard-looking set of men, unkempt and unshaved, wearing shirts of dark calico and sometimes calico capotes.
"McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2" by Various
By St. Anthony, capot!
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
A warm, well- lined hood or capote was attached to each overcoat.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
A leathern capote and leggings hung from a nail in one corner; in another lay a pile of buffalo robes.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
However, it was agreed to, with this addition, that the culprit's capote should be cut to pieces.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne

In news:

The creation of a new charitable institution, the Truman Capote Literary Trust, was announced yesterday by Alan U Schwartz, a longtime friend of Capote 's and his literary executor.
Capote 's Face as A Work Of Art.
Truman Capote , When the Best Years Were Over.
Capote 's 'Conservative' Friend.
In her vivid review (June 12) of Gerald Clarke's biography of Truman Capote , Molly Haskell called Newton Arvin, Truman's "weekends-only" lover, a "conservative Smith professor.
Truman Capote 's Answered Prayers.
1984 New York Times obituary for writer Truman Capote , known for his flamboyant personality and such books as In Cold Blood.
Truman Capote is Dead at 59.
Resident directs Capote 's 'Holiday Memories'.
In this week's Talk of the Town, Clifford and Dolores Hope, close acquaintances of Truman Capote and Nell Harper Lee during their research for Capote's novel, "In Cold Blood," sit down and talk with The Telegram.
Indie 'Crossing' based on Truman Capote novella.
"Summer Crossing," an adaptation of Truman Capote's lost novella, is headed for the bigscreen as the directorial debut of Scarlett Johansson.
The Hollywood power couple's oldest son, who is transitioning from being female, talks about his gender identity, fashion idols (Truman Capote) and his desire to have children.
This week, Joe Morgenstern reviews Capote, Seperate Lies and Duma .
I'm Neal Pollack and You're Not Roll over, Hemingway, and tell Capote the news.

In science:

Herman, M., Oblo˜zinsk´y, P., Capote, R., Sin, M., Trkov, A., Ventura, A., & Zerkin, V. 2005, in Proceeding of the International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, 2004, Santa Fe, USA, AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 769, 1184.
Delayed X- and Gamma-Ray Line Emission from Solar Flare Radioactivity