malbrouck

noun mal·brouck \ˈmalˌbru̇k\

Definition of malbrouck

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  1. :  a West African arboreal monkey (Cercopithecus cynosurus)

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Origin and Etymology of 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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