a member of a democratic club established in Paris in 1789. The Jacobins were the most radical and ruthless of the political groups formed in the wake of the French Revolution, and in association with Robespierre they instituted the Terror of 1793–4.
If the fanaticism of the Jacobins made the French revolution a success, so the chiliastic, often religious fervour of the Motley Crews and their milieu pushed the American Revolution and the anti-slavery campaigns to their peak.
a Dominican friar.
Henry III was, however, assassinated by a Jacobin friar on 1 August of that year.
a pigeon of a breed with reversed feathers on the back of its neck like a cowl.
a mainly green Central and South American hummingbird, with blue feathers on the head.
In the gorge, red-and-green macaws and red-billed toucans are common sights, while occasionally spied down along the river are the white-necked jacobin and the crimson topaz, both hummingbirds.