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macaque

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noun ma·caque \mə-ˈkak, -ˈkäk\

Definition of macaque

  1. :  any of a genus (Macaca) of chiefly Asian monkeys typically having a sturdy build and including some short-tailed or tailless forms; especially :  rhesus monkey



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Origin of macaque

French, from Portuguese macaco, from kaku mangabey, plural makaku, in one or more Bantu languages of Gabon and Congo


First Known Use: 1757

Rhymes with macaque

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MACAQUE Defined for Kids

macaque

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noun ma·caque \mə-ˈkak, -ˈkäk\

Definition of macaque

  1. :  a monkey mostly found in Asia that often has a short tail




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noun ma·caque \mə-ˈkak, -ˈkäk\

Medical Definition of macaque

  1. :  any of numerous short-tailed Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca and related genera chiefly of southern Asia; especially :  rhesus monkey




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