ver·​vet | \ ˈvər-vət How to pronounce vervet (audio) \

Definition of vervet

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green monkey or vervet

Examples of vervet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The alarm call vervet monkeys use to warn of martial eagles is nearly identical to the call green monkeys use to warn of drones. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 22 July 2019 Be warned, vervet monkeys and baboons abound and unlike Simba’s mandrill friend, Rafiki (which means friend in Swahili), these monkeys are more likely to steal your food than offer sage advice. National Geographic, "Visit the African park that inspired “The Lion King”," 11 July 2019 The zoo introduced the baby vervet to the public via a Facebook post written by an animal care specialist named Hillary. Saryn Chorney,, "Jax, Is That You? Columbus Zoo Names Newborn Vervet Monkey for the Vanderpump Rules Star," 19 June 2018 To learn more about vervet monkeys, visit the zoo in person or on social media. Saryn Chorney,, "Jax, Is That You? Columbus Zoo Names Newborn Vervet Monkey for the Vanderpump Rules Star," 19 June 2018 Erkelens spent about five days on the island and recalls afternoons lounging on the beach, drinking beers at the bar, and exploring the island, where vervet monkeys ambled down from the hills. Amanda Schaffer, WIRED, "The Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial," 1 May 2018 It’s estimated that thousands of free-roaming vervet monkeys call St. Kitts home. Daily Intelligencer, "Authentic Ways to Experience 5 Caribbean Islands," 23 Apr. 2018 All of the other Khan Younis animals except the monkeys—four vervets and a macaque, which are bound for the Israeli Primate Sanctuary Foundation—went to the New Hope Centre sanctuary in Jordan. National Geographic, "Animals Rescued From the 'World’s Worst Zoo'," 26 Sep. 2016 Other primatologists took up Barrett and Henzi’s call and described biological markets in chimpanzees, lemurs, spider monkeys, and vervet monkeys. Ben Crair,, "The Secret Economic Lives of Animals," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of vervet

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vervet

French vervet

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