red-handed howler monkey

noun

variants or red-handed howler
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red-handed howler monkey was in 1827

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Dictionary Entries Near red-handed howler monkey

red-handed

red-handed howler monkey

red-hard

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“Red-handed howler monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-handed%20howler%20monkey. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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