Diana monkey

noun

Definition of Diana monkey

: a white-bearded monkey (Cercopithecus diana) of western Africa

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History and Etymology for Diana monkey

New Latin diana (specific epithet of Cercopithecus diana), from Latin Diana; from the white crescent on the forehead

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“Diana monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diana%20monkey. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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