green monkey
noun Date: 1840 a long-tailed monkey of any of several African subspecies of a guenon (Cercopithecus aethiops syn. Chloroebus aethiops) having greenish-appearing hair and often used in medical research — called also vervet

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  • Green monkey — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green monkey — n a long tailed African monkey of the genus Cercopithecus (C. aethiops) that has greenish appearing hair and is often used in medical research called also vervet monkey …   Medical dictionary

  • green monkey — n. a small, ground dwelling guenon monkey (Cercopithecus sabaeus) with greenish hair …   English World dictionary

  • Green monkey — This article is about the primate of the Cercopithecidae family. For the Thoroughbred racehorse, see The Green Monkey. Green monkey[1] Green Monkeys have black facial skin with go …   Wikipedia

  • Green Monkey — Taxobox name = Green MonkeyMSW3 Groves|pages=158 159] status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2006 | assessors = Butynski, T. Members of the Primate Specialist Group | year = 2000 | title = Cercopithecus aethiops | id = 4233 |… …   Wikipedia

  • Green Monkey — Blue Monkey Blue Monkey est un film américano canadien réalisé par William Fruet, sorti en 1987. Il a parfois été exploité sous d autres noms (Insect, Green Monkey, Invasion of the Bodysuckers). Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • green monkey — žalioji markata statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cercopithecus aethiops angl. grass monkey; green monkey; grivet; grivet monkey; savanna monkey; talapoin; vervet monkey vok. Grünaffe; grüne Meerkatze… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • green monkey — noun common savannah monkey with greenish grey back and yellow tail • Syn: ↑African green monkey, ↑Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus • Hypernyms: ↑guenon, ↑guenon monkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • green monkey — a common savanna monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of West Africa, with a greenish gray back and yellow tail. Also called African green monkey. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • green monkey — green′ mon′key n. mam a greenish gray guenon, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of W African savannas …   From formal English to slang

  • green monkey — /grin ˈmʌŋki/ (say green mungkee) noun a monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of western Africa, with a greenish grey back and yellow tail …   Australian English dictionary

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