Kahau
Kahau Ka*hau", n. [Native name, from its cry.] (Zo["o]l.) A long-nosed monkey ({Nasalis larvatus}, formerly {Semnopithecus nasalis}), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides of the head, golden yellow, and the top of the head and upper part of the back brown. Called also {proboscis monkey}. It is now an endangered species. [Written also {kaha}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • kaha — Kahau Ka*hau , n. [Native name, from its cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) A long nosed monkey ({Nasalis larvatus}, formerly {Semnopithecus nasalis}), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nasalis larvatus — Kahau Ka*hau , n. [Native name, from its cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) A long nosed monkey ({Nasalis larvatus}, formerly {Semnopithecus nasalis}), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proboscis monkey — Kahau Ka*hau , n. [Native name, from its cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) A long nosed monkey ({Nasalis larvatus}, formerly {Semnopithecus nasalis}), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Semnopithecus nasalis — Kahau Ka*hau , n. [Native name, from its cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) A long nosed monkey ({Nasalis larvatus}, formerly {Semnopithecus nasalis}), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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