proboscis monkey


Definition of proboscis monkey

: a large long-tailed monkey (Nasalis larvatus) of Bornean forests that has a large nose which is long and pendulous in adult males

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Recent Examples on the Web Our side trip afterward, to a second reserve, which houses indigenous proboscis monkeys, is way cooler. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Sailing the South China Sea Is the Best Way to See Southeast Asia," 15 Nov. 2018 Participants will meet in Jakarta, Indonesia, followed by immersion in the wild that includes paddling canoes into the Bornean swamp, home to proboscis monkeys and orangutans. Anne Harnagel,, "Women-only Borneo tour includes viewing orangutans and komodo dragons," 9 July 2018 There, guests have the opportunity to experience native culture and observe wildlife such as proboscis monkeys and hornbills while spending nights aboard the Rahai’i Pangun Houseboat. Phil Marty,, "A wild look at Indonesia, a lauded hotel at a winning price and more," 2 July 2018 But swimming isn't fun and games for proboscis monkeys. National Geographic, "Watch Monkeys Swim for Their Supper in Rare Video," 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of proboscis monkey

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Proboscis monkey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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