malbrouck

noun
mal·​brouck | \ ˈmalˌbru̇k \
plural -s

Definition of malbrouck

: a West African arboreal monkey (Cercopithecus cynosurus)

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History and Etymology for malbrouck

French malbrouk, malbrouch, probably from Malbrouk, figure in an 18th century French song who was popularly identified with John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough †1722 English military commander

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“Malbrouck.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malbrouck. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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