stump-tailed macaque

noun

: a dark reddish-brown naked-faced short-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides synonym M. speciosa) of eastern Asia

called also stump-tailed monkey

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stump-tailed macaque was in 1938

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“Stump-tailed macaque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stump-tailed%20macaque. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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