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lan·gur

 (läng-go͝or′)
n.
Any of various leaf-eating Asian monkeys of the genera Presbytis, Semnopithecus, and Trachypithecus, having a slender body and a long tail. Also called leaf monkey.

[Hindi laṅgūr, perhaps from Sanskrit lāṅgūlam, tail.]

langur

(lʌŋˈɡʊə)
n
(Animals) any of various agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus Presbytis and related genera, of S and SE Asia having a slender body, long tail and hands, and long hair surrounding the face
[Hindi, perhaps related to Sanskrit lāngūla tailed]

lan•gur

(lʌŋˈgʊər)

n.
any slender, long-tailed, leaf-eating monkey of the genus Presbytis, of S Asia.
[1820–30; < Hindi laṅgūr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asialangur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia  
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
entellus, Presbytes entellus, Semnopithecus entellus, hanuman - langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India
Translations

langur

n (Zool) → Langur m
References in classic literature ?
It was in the black heart of the night, the rain drumming like a thousand drums, that he was roused by a plucking at his blanket, and, stretching out, felt the little hand of a langur. "It is better here than in the trees," he said sleepily, loosening a fold of blanket; "take it and be warm." The monkey caught his hand and pulled hard.
What is thy trouble, Brother?" said Purun Bhagat, for the langur's eyes were full of things that he could not tell.
The langurs, the big gray-whiskered monkeys of the Himalayas, were, naturally, the first, for they are alive with curiosity; and when they had upset the begging-bowl, and rolled it round the floor, and tried their teeth on the brass-handled crutch, and made faces at the antelope skin, they decided that the human being who sat so still was harmless.
The villagers saw the outline of the barasingh stalking like a shadow through the dark forest behind the shrine; saw the minaul, the Himalayan pheasant, blazing in her best colours before Kali's statue; and the langurs on their haunches, inside, playing with the walnut shells.
The fields changed their colours with the seasons; the threshing-floors filled and emptied, and filled again and again; and again and again, when winter came, the langurs frisked among the branches feathered with light snow, till the mother-monkeys brought their sad-eyed little babies up from the warmer valleys with the spring.
He heard, though he could not see, the langurs pressing about him, and behind them the uhh!
They saw the barasingh standing over him, who fled when they came near, and they heard the langurs wailing in the branches, and Sona moaning up the hill; but their Bhagat was dead, sitting cross-legged, his back against a tree, his crutch under his armpit, and his face turned to the north-east.
In a further behavioural test, Nishi and her colleagues watched what happened when silvery lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus) and Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) in captivity were given the choice between baskets of jellies with or without sugar added to them.
He said survey of indigenous pheasants and grey langur' monkey was also underway that would help estimation of their population, characteristics and life.
Langur monkeys drape themselves across temple walls and Hashim points out magnificent 10th century carvings hewn so intricately into sandstone cliffs they look as if they are barely contained by it.
A promotional email I received from Cuc Phuong National Park was tantalising: "The ancient forest contains almost 2,000 species of trees and among them live some amazing and rare animals including the clouded leopard, Delacour's langur, Owston's civet, otters and Asian black bears!
We saw bunches of langur and rhesus macaques, sambar deer, gigantic spiders on their giant webs, wild boars, elephants, hyenas, jungle cats, porcupines, different birds of the 210 bird species in the park, and a jackal, with no tigers and leopards in sight.