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 (măng′gə-bā′, -bē′)
n. pl. man·ga·beys
Any of various large forest-dwelling African monkeys of two genera, one (Cercocebus) consisting of chiefly terrestrial species, and the other (Lophocebus) consisting of chiefly arboreal species.

[After Mangabey, a place in Madagascar from which Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon received specimens of the animals, which he erroneously believed were native to the island.]
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(Animals) any of several large agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, of central Africa, having long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
[C18: after the name of a region in Madagascar]
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Noun1.mangabey - large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelidsmangabey - large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
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