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colobus monkey

noun col·o·bus monkey \ˈkä-lə-bəs-\

Definition of COLOBUS MONKEY

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

Origin 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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