gue·​non | \ ˈgwe-nən How to pronounce guenon (audio) , gə-ˈnōⁿ How to pronounce guenon (audio) \

Definition of guenon

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

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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, "Promiscuous monkeys are having sex with other species, research shows," 25 Apr. 2018 Detwiler collected 230 faeces samples from the guenons, storing them in a special freezer. Saqib Shah, Fox News, "Promiscuous monkeys are having sex with other species, research shows," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of guenon

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Guenon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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