Pluto monkey


: a long-tailed West African guenon monkey (Cercopithecus leucampyx) of a grizzled blackish color with a white frontal band
: a red guenon (Erythrocebas pyrrhonotus) often kept as a pet in ancient Egypt and a favorite of present-day organ-grinders

Word History


after Pluto, Greek god of the subterranean world of the dead

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“Pluto monkey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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