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Related to vervet: Chlorocebus pygerythrus
Any of several African monkeys of the genus Chlorocebus, having a black face with white cheek tufts, a yellowish-brown or greenish coat, and a long tail. Also called green monkey.
[French : vert, green (from Old French verd; see verdant) + (gri)vet, grivet (of unknown origin).]
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[C19: from French, from vert green, but influenced by grivet]
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an African guenon, Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus.
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|Noun||1.||vervet - South African monkey with black face and hands|
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