red colobus


variants or red colobus monkey
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red colobus was in 1929

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“Red colobus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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