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Definition of SAI

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Sai \Sa"i\, n. [Cf. Pg. sahi.] (Zool.)
     See {Capuchin}, 3
     (a) .
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Capuchin \Cap`u*chin"\, n. [F. capucin a monk who wears a cowl, fr. It. cappuccio hood. See {Capoch}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. (Eccl.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis. [1913 Webster]

              A bare-footed and long-bearded capuchin. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

     2. A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Zool.)
        (a) 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; -- called also {capucine monkey}, {weeper}, {sajou}, {sapajou}, and {sai}. (b) Other species of {Cabus}, as {Cabus fatuellus} (the {brown capucine} or {horned capucine}.), {Cabus albifrons} (the {cararara}), and {Cabus apella}. (c) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck. [1913 Webster]

     {Capuchin nun}, one of an austere order of Franciscan nuns which came under Capuchin rule in 1538. The order had recently been founded by Maria Longa. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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