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catarrhine (monkey)

Definition:

a monkey of Africa, Arabia, or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Related to:

catarrhinian

Plural:

catarrhines

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from New Latin Catarrhina (for sense 1), all ultimately from Greek katarrhin...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of catarrhine...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Old World monkey | Old World monkeys | Cercopithecidae | Cercopithecoidea

a group of primates, falling in the superfamily Cercopithecoidea in the clade of Catarrhini. The Old World monkeys are native to Africa and Asia today, inhabiting a range of environments from tropical rain forest to savanna, shrubland and mountainous ... (39 of 2343 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Old World monkey

Collins Dictionary:

Old World monkey

any monkey of the family "Cercopithecidae", including macaques, baboons, and mandrills. They are more closely related to anthropoid apes than are the ... (22 of 230 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/old-world-monkey

Random House Dictionary:

Old World monkey

any of various anthropoid primates of the family Cercopithecidae, of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and Asia, typically having a hairless face, ... (21 of 63 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/old-world-monkey

Wiktionary:

Old World monkey | Old World monkeys [plural]

A group of primates, falling in the superfamily Cercopithecoidea in the clade Catarrhini. (13 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Old World monkey

Oxford Dictionary:

catarrhine

[zoology] : relating to primates of a group that comprises the Old World ... | a catarrhine primate.; Infraorder Catarrhini, order Primates: four ... (22 of 79 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/catarrhine

Merriam-Webster:

catarrhine

of, relating to, or being any of a division (Catarrhina) of primates comprising the Old World monkeys, higher apes, and hominids that have the ... (24 of 70 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/catarrhine

New World Dictionary:

catarrhine

having a nose with the nostrils placed close together and opening to the front | a catarrhine animal, as a human, gorilla, or chimpanzee (23 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

American Heritage Dictionary:

catarrhine

Of or being a group of primates including the Old World monkeys, apes, and ... | A catarrhine primate, such as a gorilla. (22 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

Britannica Encyclopedia:

monkey [primate] | Macaca fuscata [species] | Cebus [genus] | Saimiri [genus] | Miopithecus [genus]

in general, any of nearly 200 species of tailed primate, with the exception of lemurs, tarsiers, and lorises. The presence of a tail, along with their ... (26 of 1250 words, 10 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/389567​/monkey

Columbia Encyclopedia:

monkey | douroucouli | guenon | guereza | langur | mangabey | ouakari | saki | titi | ...

any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term "monkey" includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ... (27 of 243 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0833731​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

monkey [countable] | monkeys [plural] | cheeky monkey | someone couldn't/doesn't give a monkey's | make a monkey out of someone

an animal with a long tail that climbs trees and uses its hands in the same way that people do | [informal] someone, especially a child who behaves ... (27 of 127 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/monkey

monkey [verb, abbreviation] | monkeyed [past tense] | monkeyed around [past tense] | monkeying [present participle] | monkeying around [present participle] | monkeys [3rd-person singular present] | monkeys around [3rd-person singular present] | monkey around [I/you/we/they, related]

monkey around or monkey about [intransitive, informal] to behave in a silly way (13 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/monkey 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

monkey [entry 1]

an animal that lives in hot countries, has a long tail and climbs trees. Monkeys are primates (the group of animals which are most like humans) . (27 of 36 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/monkey 1

monkey [entry 2, informal]

a child who behaves badly (5 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/monkey 2

monkey [entry 3, British, slang]

£500 (1 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/monkey 3

monkey [entry 4, United States, informal]

to copy or mimic someone (5 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/monkey 4

Encarta Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

describes primates that have nostrils set close together and facing downward | an animal with nostrils set close together and facing downward, e.g. a ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

catarrhine

First use: 19th century

Origin: from New Latin Catarrhina (for sense 1), all ultimately from Greek katarrhin having a hooked nose, from kata- down + rhis nose

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catarrhine

Merriam-Webster:

catarrhine

First use: 1863

Origin: New Latin Catarrhina, from Greek katarrhina, neuter plural of katarrhin hook-nosed, from kata- + rhin-, rhis nose

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/catarrhine

New World Dictionary:

catarrhine

Origin: Modern Latin catarrhinus from Greek katarrin, long-nosed from kata- (see "cata-") + rhis, nose: see "rhino-"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

Oxford Dictionary:

catarrhine

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: "cata-" "down" + Greek rhis, rhin- "nose"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/catarrhine

Encarta Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: cata- + Greek rhinos "nose"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

catarrhine

Audio: British English pronunciation of "catarrhine"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catarrhine

the Free Dictionary:

catarrhine

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "catarrhine"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "catarrhine" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/catarrhine

Google Dictionary:

catarrhine | catarrhines [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "catarrhine"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

catarrhine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "catarrhine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=catarr​04 word=catarrhine

YourDictionary Audio:

catarrhine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "catarrhine" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catarrhine

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