crab-eating macaque

noun
crab-eat·​ing macaque

Definition of crab-eating macaque

: a macaque (Macaca fascicularis) of southeastern Asia, Borneo, and the Philippines that sometimes feeds on marine crustaceans and shellfish and is often used in medical research

called also cynomolgus monkey, long-tailed macaque

First Known Use of crab-eating macaque

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Crab-eating macaque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crab-eating%20macaque. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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