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Related to vervet: Chlorocebus pygerythrus

ver·vet

 (vûr′vĭt)
n.
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).]

vervet

(ˈvɜːvɪt)
n
(Animals) a variety of a South African guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having dark hair on the hands and feet and a reddish patch beneath the tail. Compare green monkey, grivet
[C19: from French, from vert green, but influenced by grivet]

ver•vet

(ˈvɜr vɪt)

n.
an African guenon, Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus.
[1880–85; < French, =ver(t) green (see vert) + (gri)vet grivet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vervet - South African monkey with black face and handsvervet - South African monkey with black face and hands
guenon, guenon monkey - small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face
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Skull measurements indicate that Victoriapithecus was roughly the size of present-day vervet monkeys, Gonzales says.
But Steve, driven on by the cause to help vervet monkeys, ignored the temptation to stop and carried on, eventually crossing the finish line to great cheers and relief.
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The section's title poem begins by considering sounds made by a vervet monkey on sentry duty in Kenya.
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Then the transfer to Phinda Mountain Lodge, our home for the night, became a mini–game drive as we spotted impala and vervet monkeys by the track.
Then the transfer to Phinda Mountain Lodge, our home for the night, became a mini-game drive as we spotted impala and vervet monkeys by the track.
Despite a punishing walking schedule of up to and beyond 30km every day, Wood lingered behind in the Ugandan village to rescue the tiny vervet monkey, aiming to find it sanctuary after local children scared its mother away.
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