colobus monkey


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col·o·bus monkey

 (kŏl′ə-bəs, kə-lō′-)
n.
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).]
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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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