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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.]


(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]



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


n (Zool) → Langur m
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As he kneeled to throw fuel on the fire the langur ran to the door of the shrine, crooned and ran back again, plucking at the man's knee.
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.
Mammal species recorded during the course of the survey included the leopard cat, Indian palm civet, Pallas cat, chinkara, hog deer, grey langur, Asiatic jackal, Indian pangolin, rhesus monkey etc.
The Kashmir grey langur, Indus dolphin, finback whale, Balochistan bear, musk deer, hog deer, Indian pangolin, Egyptian vulture, green turtle and Indian narrow-headed turtle are endangered.
Speakers said In this regard a special open-for-all event is being organised at Sehwan, which include a kachehri (discussion), langur (free food) and Dhamaal (dance), said President Tehrik-e-Niswan Sheema Kermani, speaking at a press conference at Karachi Press Club (KPC) here on Friday She said that Sindh was the land of peace, love and harmony, adding extremism and terrorism would not be accepted here at any cost.
The Francois langur monkey is called Huadian, which means "rascal" in Chinese, thanks to his cheeky temperament.
The SGNP is a home to a rich birdlife and a variety of wildlife including Chital or Spotted deer, grey langur, four-horned antelope and the famous leopard.
They live in the forest and are known for hunting of langur and macaque monkeys.