red colobus

variants: or red colobus monkey

Definition of red colobus

: any of several monkeys (genera Procolobus and Piliocolobus) of equatorial Africa that are reddish orange to reddish brown and either black or black and white, have the thumb absent or vestigial, and are closely related monkeys of the genus Colobus

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First Known Use of red colobus

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Red colobus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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