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Any of several medium-sized arboreal monkeys of the genus Lagothrix of South America that have a thick fleecy coat and a long prehensile tail and that eat primarily fruit and leaves.
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|Noun||1.||woolly monkey - large monkeys with dark skin and woolly fur of the Amazon and Orinoco basins|
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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