: any of various long-tailed chiefly arboreal African monkeys (especially genera Cercopithecus and Erythrocebus)

Examples of guenon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By peeping into the DNA from the faeces of 144 guenon monkeys from the site, researchers found evidence of ongoing mating between two genetically distinct groups. Saqib Shah, Fox News, 25 Apr. 2018 Detwiler collected 230 faeces samples from the guenons, storing them in a special freezer. Saqib Shah, Fox News, 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guenon was in 1838

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“Guenon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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