‘The Vocabularist: How did cappuccino get its name?’

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‘The world has not abandoned cappuccino for flat white just yet – but it might be best to be on the safe side and tell some of the history of this familiar but exotic word, writes Trevor Timpson.

Cappuccio is an Italian word for hood. In Dante’s Inferno those condemned as hypocrites must trail about endlessly in leaden robes, with low hoods – “cappucci bassi” – over their eyes.’

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