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ma·caque

 (mə-kăk′, -käk′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.

[French, from Portuguese macaco, of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo makako, monkeys : ma-, pl. n. pref. + -kako, monkey.]

macaque

(məˈkɑːk)
n
(Animals) any of various Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca, inhabiting wooded or rocky regions of Asia and Africa. Typically the tail is short or absent and cheek pouches are present
[C17: from French, from Portuguese macaco, from Fiot (a W African language) makaku, from kaku monkey]

ma•caque

(məˈkæk, -ˈkɑk)

n.
any monkey of the genus Macaca, chiefly of Asia, characterized by cheek pouches and usu. a short tail.
[1690–1700; < French < Portuguese macaco monkey]

macaque

- Based on Bantu kaku, "monkey," and ma, denoting a plural, translating to "some monkeys."
See also related terms for monkeys.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macaque - short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africamacaque - short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
genus Macaca, Macaca - macaques; rhesus monkeys
Macaca mulatta, rhesus, rhesus monkey - of southern Asia; used in medical research
bonnet macaque, bonnet monkey, capped macaque, crown monkey, Macaca radiata - Indian macaque with a bonnet-like tuft of hair
Barbary ape, Macaca sylvana - tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and Gibraltar
crab-eating macaque, croo monkey, Macaca irus - monkey of southeast Asia, Borneo and the Philippines
Translations

macaque

n (monkey) → Makak m

macaque

[məˈkɑːk] n (animal) → macaco
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