colobus monkey

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col·o·bus monkey

 (kŏl′ə-bəs, kə-lō′-)
Any of various large, predominantly leaf-eating African monkeys of the genera Colobus, Piliocolobus, and Procolobus, having a long tail and vestigial thumbs.

[New Latin Colobus, genus name, from Greek kolobos, maimed (from the appearance of its hands).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colobus monkey - arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbscolobus monkey - arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
genus Colobus - a genus of Cercopithecidae
Colobus guereza, guereza - a colobus monkey with a reddish brown coat and white silky fringes down both sides of the body
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MEDICINE MENThe only difference is that the modern medicine men are poorly dressed in Western suits rather than body art, war paint and gorgeous colobus monkey head dress or plumes of ostrich feathers.
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