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green monkey

n.
See vervet.
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green monkey

n
(Animals) a W African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having greenish-brown fur and a dark face. Compare grivet, vervet
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green′ mon′key


n.
a greenish gray guenon, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of W African savannas.
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Noun1.green monkey - common savannah monkey with greenish-grey back and yellow tailgreen monkey - common savannah monkey with greenish-grey back and yellow tail
guenon, guenon monkey - small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face
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In the meantime, dispose of my coachman, my carriage, and my servants." We have forgotten to mention, that the count's coachman was attired in a bear-skin, exactly resembling Odry's in "The Bear and the Pasha;" and the two footmen behind were dressed up as green monkeys, with spring masks, with which they made grimaces at every one who passed.
He would trust no one else with its care, and the whole Court soon talked of nothing but the pretty green monkey.
Next day both mother and daughter were sitting in a jessamine bower in the garden, and they began to talk of the green monkey and his strange ways.
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"She had on a black velvet polonaise with jet buttons, and a tiny green monkey muff; I never saw her so stylishly dressed," Janey continued.
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You can't order up nature but we hoped to see some of the green monkeys, which often scamper around the complex.
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In experiments carried out in African green monkeys at the RML in Hamilton, Montana, where there is a high-level safety and security facility for working with live Hendra virus, the team of researchers, under the direction of Heinz Feldmann, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the RML, Laboratory of Virology, demonstrated that giving an anti-virus human monoclonal antibody therapy, called m102.4, after exposure to Hendra virus protected the animals from disease.
The complex is aptly named as the memory of a family of beautifully-marked and expressive green monkeys shaking their heads in disbelief and turning away in disgust when I shovelled a short putt past the cup will remain with me forever.