colobus monkey
noun Etymology: New Latin colobus, from Greek kolobos docked, mutilated, from kolos docked; probably akin to Greek klan to break — more at clast Date: 1866 any of various long-tailed African monkeys (genus Colobus and related genera) — called also colobus

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  • colobus monkey — karališkasis kolobusas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Colobus polykomos angl. black and white colobus; colobus monkey; pied colobus; southern black and white colobus; western black and white colobus… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • colobus monkey — noun arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs • Syn: ↑colobus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World monkey, ↑catarrhine • Hyponyms: ↑guereza, ↑Colobus guereza …   Useful english dictionary

  • colobus monkey — Any of 10 species of long tailed, essentially thumbless African Old World monkeys in the genus Colobus (family Cercopithecidae). Colobus monkeys are diurnal, generally gregarious vegetarians. They make long leaps from tree to tree. The four… …   Universalium

  • Colobus guereza — noun a colobus monkey with a reddish brown coat and white silky fringes down both sides of the body • Syn: ↑guereza • Hypernyms: ↑colobus, ↑colobus monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colobus polykomos — karališkasis kolobusas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Colobus polykomos angl. black and white colobus; colobus monkey; pied colobus; southern black and white colobus; western black and white colobus… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • monkey — monkeyish, adj. monkeyishly, adv. monkeyishness, n. /mung kee/, n., pl. monkeys, v., monkeyed, monkeying. n. 1. any mammal of the order Primates, including the guenons, macaques, langurs, and capuchins, but excluding humans, the anthropoid apes,… …   Universalium

  • colobus — noun Any of several large arboreal African monkeys of the genus Colobus Syn: colobus monkey …   Wiktionary

  • colobus — noun see colobus monkey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colobus — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a slender leaf eating African monkey with silky fur. ORIGIN from Greek kolobos curtailed (with reference to its shortened thumbs) …   English terms dictionary

  • colobus — /kol euh beuhs, keuh loh /, n., pl. colobuses, colobi / buy , buy/. any of several large, slender African monkeys of the genus Colobus, lacking thumbs and having long silky fur of black and white (C. polykomos), black and reddish brown (C.… …   Universalium

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