red-handed howler monkey

variants: or red-handed howler

Definition of red-handed howler monkey

: a black howler monkey (Alouatta belzebul) of Brazil often having reddish hair on the hands, feet, and tip of the tail … the earth-shattering roars of red-handed howler monkeys start up—a truly awesome cacophony which continues for up to an hour.— Greg Roberts, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Sept. 2002

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First Known Use of red-handed howler monkey

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Red-handed howler monkey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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