The Cape


The Cape
Cape Cape (k[=a]p), 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. [1913 Webster]

{Cape buffalo} (Zo["o]l.) a large and powerful buffalo of South Africa ({Bubalus Caffer}). It is said to be the most dangerous wild beast of Africa. See {Buffalo}, 2.

{Cape jasmine}, {Cape jessamine}. See {Jasmine}.

{Cape pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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