Cape buffalo(Zoöl.) a large and powerful buffalo of South Africa It is said to be the most dangerous wild beast of Africa. See Buffalo, 2.Cape jasmine, Cape jessamine. See Jasmine.Cape pigeon(Zoöl.), a petrel (Daptium Capense) common off the Cape of Good Hope. It is about the size of a pigeon.Cape wine, wine made in South Africa [Eng.] — The Cape, the Cape of Good Hope, in the general sense of the southern extremity of Africa. Also used of Cape Horn, and, in New England, of Cape Cod.

(Cape), v. i. (Naut.) To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.

(Cape), n. [OE. Cape, fr. F. cape; cf. LL. cappa. See Cap, and cf. 1st Cope, Chape.] A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.

(Cape), v. i. [See Gape.] To gape. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ca"pel Ca"ple) (- p'l), n. [Icel. kapall; cf. L. caballus.] A horse; a nag. [Obs.] Chaucer. Holland.

(Ca"pel) n. (Mining) A composite stone (quartz, schorl, and hornblende) in the walls of tin and copper lodes.

Capape to Capite

(Cap`*a*pe") adv. See Cap-a-pie. Shak.

(||Cap`*a*pie") adv. [OF. cap-a-pie, from head to foot, now de pied en cap from foot to head; L. pes foot + caput head.] From head to foot; at all points. "He was armed cap-a-pie." Prescott.

(Ca*par"i*son) n. [F. caparaçon, fr. Sp. caparazon a cover for a saddle, coach, etc.; capa cloak, cover (fr. LL. capa, cf. LL. caparo also fr. capa) + the term. azon. See Cap.]

1. An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. when decorative.

Their horses clothed with rich caparison.

2. Gay or rich clothing.

My heart groans beneath the gay caparison.

(Ca*par"i*son), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caparisoned p. pr. & vb. n. Caparisoning.] [Cf. F caparaçonner.]

1. To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse.

The steeds, caparisoned with purple, stand.

2. To adorn with rich dress; to dress.

I am caparisoned like a man.

(||Ca*par"ro) n. [Native Indian name.] (Zoöl.) A large South American monkey with prehensile tail.

(Cap"case`) n. A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.

A capcase for your linen and your plate.
Beau. & Fl.

(Cape) n. [F. cap, fr. It. capo head, cape, fr. L. caput heat, end, point. See Chief.] A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.

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