, one of an austere order of Franciscan nuns which came under Capuchin rule in 1538. The order had recently been founded by Maria Longa.

(Cap"u*cine) n. See Capuchin, 3.

(Cap"u*let) n. (Far.) Same as Capellet.

(Cap"u*lin) n. [Sp. capuli.] The Mexican cherry (Prunus Capollin).

(||Ca"put) n.; pl. Capita [L., the head.]

1. (Anat.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.

2. The top or superior part of a thing.

3. (Eng.) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Your caputs and heads of colleges.

Caput mortuum[L., dead head.] (Old Chem.) The residuum after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless residue.

(Ca`py*ba"ra) n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.] (Zoöl.) A large South American rodent (Hydrochærus capybara) Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is related; — called also cabiai and water hog.

(Car) n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.]

1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.

2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]

In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.

3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].

The gilded car of day.

The towering car, the sable steeds.

4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.

The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car.

5. The cage of a lift or elevator.

6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.

7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]

Car coupling, orCar coupler, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.] — Dummy car(Railroad), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.Freight

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