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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]
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|Noun||1.||langur - slender long-tailed monkey of Asia |
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
n (Zool) → Langur m