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douc

 (do͞ok)
n.
Any of several medium-sized leaf-eating monkeys of the genus Pygathrix of Southeast Asia, having a light-colored face surrounded by a long fringe of white hair, a dark cap, long legs, and a long tail. Also called douc langur.

[Probably from Muong (Mon-Khmer language of northern Vietnam) dộc.]

douc

(duːk)
n
(Animals) an Old World monkey, Pygathrix nemaeus, of SE Asia, with a bright yellow face surrounded by tufts of reddish-brown fur, a white tail, and white hindquarters: one of the langurs
[C18: from French, from the native name]
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If you haven't visited this attraction in Balboa Park in the last couple of years, several exhibits will be new to you, including habitats for rare douc langur monkeys and a huge rain-forest aviary with brilliantly hued birds.
It will open Saturday on 29 hectares of land with 59 species of animals, including such rare ones as the okapi, Asiatic lion and Douc langur. The okapi, an herbivore living in African forests that looks like a giraffe with a smaller neck and legs, will be shown in Japan for the first time.