toque macaque

noun
variants: or toque monkey

Definition of toque macaque

: a small reddish or brown macaque (Macaca sinica) of southeastern Asia

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History and Etymology for toque macaque

so called from the toquelike whorl of its scalp hair

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“Toque macaque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toque%20macaque. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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