A garment with a hood (vestis caputiata), worn by monks, varying in length in different ages and according to the usages of different orders, but ‘having the permanent characteristics of covering the head and shoulders, and being without sleeves’ ( Cath. Dict.). Also, formerly, a cloak or frock worn by laymen or by women. Also, a tub or similar large vessel for water, etc.; esp. applied to one with two ears which could be borne by two men on a cowl-staff.


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