woolly monkey


: either of two large monkeys (Lagothrix lagotricha and L. flavicauda) chiefly of the Amazon basin that have short woolly hair, long limbs, and a long prehensile tail

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woolly monkey was in 1877

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“Woolly monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20monkey. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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