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colobus monkey

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noun col·o·bus monkey \ˈkä-lə-bəs-\

Definition of colobus monkey

  1. :  any of various long-tailed African monkeys (genus Colobus and related genera) —called also colobus



Origin and Etymology of colobus monkey

New Latin colobus, from Greek kolobos docked, mutilated, from kolos docked; probably akin to Greek klan to break — more at clast


First Known Use: 1866


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