bonnet monkey

noun

variants or bonnet macaque
: a monkey (Macaca radiata) of the southern part of the Indian subcontinent related to but larger and darker than the toque macaque

called also capped macaque, crown monkey

Word History

Etymology

so called from the bonnetlike tuft of hair on its head

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“Bonnet monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonnet%20monkey. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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