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colobus monkey

Definition:

an arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

colobus monkeys

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

colobus

Etymology:

New Latin colobus, from Greek kolobos docked, mutilated, from kolos docked;...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Black-and-white colobus | Black-and-white colobuses | colobi | Colobus

native to Africa. They are closely related to the brown colobus monkeys of genus Piliocolobus. The word "colobus" comes from Greek κολοβός kolobós, and is so named because in this genus, the thumb is a stump. Colobuses are herbivorous, eating... (40 of 767 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Black-and-white colobus

Oxford Dictionary:

colobus | colobus monkey

a slender leaf-eating African monkey with silky fur, a long tail, and very small or absent thumbs.; Genera Colobus and Procolobus, family ... (22 of 54 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/colobus

Merriam-Webster:

colobus monkey | colobus | Colobus [genus]

any of various long-tailed African monkeys (genus Colobus and related genera) (11 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/colobus monkey

American Heritage Dictionary:

colobus monkey

Any of various large African monkeys of the genus "Colobus" having a long tail and vestigial thumbs. (17 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colobus-monkey

Wiktionary:

colobus [zoology] | colobus monkey [synonym] | Colobus [genus]

Any of several large arboreal African monkeys of the genus Colobus. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/colobus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

colobus [primate] | Procolobus verus [species] | Colobus [genus] | Piliocolobus [genus] | Procolobus [genus]

any of some dozen species of long-tailed tree-dwelling and generally gregarious monkeys native to eastern, central, and western Africa. Colobus ... (20 of 589 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/125954​/colobus

New World Dictionary:

colobus | Colobus [genus]

any of a genus of thumbless, long-haired, black and white African monkeys (12 of 42 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colobus

Collins Dictionary:

colobus

any leaf-eating arboreal Old World monkey of the genus "Colobus", of western and central Africa, having a slender body, long silky fur, long tail, and ... (25 of 320 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Random House Dictionary:

colobus | colobuses [plural] | colobi [plural]

any of several large, slender African monkeys of the genus "Colobus", lacking thumbs and having long silky fur of black and white (C. polykomos), ... (24 of 47 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/colobus

Encarta Dictionary:

colobus | colobuses [plural] | colobi [plural] | colobus monkey: colobus monkeys [plural] | colobus monkeys [plural] | colobus monkey | Colobus [genus]

a large slender monkey that has a long tail and long silky fur but lacks developed thumbs. Native to: Africa. Genus Colobus. (22 of 60 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861670659​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

colobus monkey

First use: 1866

Origin: New Latin colobus, from Greek kolobos docked, mutilated, from kolos docked; probably akin to Greek klan to break

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/colobus monkey

American Heritage Dictionary:

colobus monkey

Origin: New Latin Colobus, genus name, from Greek kolobos, maimed (from the appearance of its hands).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colobus-monkey

New World Dictionary:

colobus

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek kolobos, curtailed, docked (akin to kolos, maimed: for Indo-European base see "holt"): probably so named because ... (20 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/colobus

Collins Dictionary:

colobus

First use: 19th century

Origin: New Latin, from Greek kolobos cut short; referring to its thumb

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

Oxford Dictionary:

colobus | colobus monkey

Origin: modern Latin, from Greek kolobos "cut short"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/colobus

Encarta Dictionary:

colobus | colobuses [plural] | colobi [plural] | colobus monkey: colobus monkeys [plural] | colobus monkeys [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek kolobos "docked, maimed"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861670659​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

colobus monkey

Audio: North American pronunciation of "colobus monkey"

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YourDictionary Audio:

colobus monkey

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colobus

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the Free Dictionary:

colobus monkey

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colobus

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Collins Dictionary:

colobus

Audio: British English pronunciation of "colobus"

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