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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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(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]
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(ˈvɜr vɪt)

an African guenon, Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus.
[1880–85; < French, =ver(t) green (see vert) + (gri)vet grivet]
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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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Even with the aloe plants, termite mounds and prickly pear cactus, it didn't really register with me that I was in a foreign country until a vervet monkey ran across the road.
Vervet monkeys give alarm calls to warn fellow monkeys of the presence of predators even though in doing so they attract attention to themselves and increase their chances of being attacked.
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It will feature a stingray lagoon, dolphin encounters including swimming with dolphins, an educational hut where visitors can learn about marine life, a beach bar and grill and a nature trail and aviary with tropical birds, butterflies and even a few local green vervet monkeys.
Kitts is populated by wild, green vervet monkeys, which local wags say outnumber the island's 36,000-odd human inhabitants.
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In each case, phylogenetic analyses indicated that the viruses were closely related to SIVAGM from the local species of African green monkey, namely, vervet monkeys in East Africa and sabaeus monkeys in West Africa [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
Richard Ellis, a marine artist and fluent scribbler of books on legends of the sea, prefers to believe that blue monkeys were around in the Aegean as late as 430 BC and to blame for the Plague of Athens, which knocked off Pericles, since their close relative, the vervet, or green monkey, is responsible for the spread of the Ebola virus in Zaire and the Sudan.