Al·​ou·​at·​ta | \ ˌaləˈwatə \

Definition of Alouatta

: a genus of monkeys comprising the howler monkeys

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First Known Use of Alouatta

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alouatta

New Latin, from French alouate

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“Alouatta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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