howler monkey

noun

Definition of howler monkey

: any of a genus (Alouatta) of South and Central American monkeys that have a long prehensile tail and enlargement of the hyoid bone and expansion of the larynx enabling them to make loud howling noises

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Recent Examples on the Web The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Houston Zoo welcomes baby howler monkey named Marlie," 17 Dec. 2020 He’s like halfway between an orangutan and a howler monkey. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Arizona Democrat apologizes for 'racist joke' made about astronaut brother looking like a monkey," 10 Sep. 2020 Mantled howler monkeys howl for longer in the resource-rich interiors of forests than in areas impacted by human activity. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 30 Mar. 2020 Welch had told me that howler monkeys in Panama sometimes fell from trees after screwworms ate out their eyes. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The U.S. Is Spending Millions of Dollars Rearing Flesh-Eating Worms," 26 May 2020 Mantled howler monkeys howl for longer in the resource-rich interiors of forests than in areas impacted by human activity. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 30 Mar. 2020 Mantled howler monkeys howl for longer in the resource-rich interiors of forests than in areas impacted by human activity. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 30 Mar. 2020 Mantled howler monkeys howl for longer in the resource-rich interiors of forests than in areas impacted by human activity. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 30 Mar. 2020 Mantled howler monkeys howl for longer in the resource-rich interiors of forests than in areas impacted by human activity. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Findings," 30 Mar. 2020

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Howler monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howler%20monkey. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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