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langur

Definition:

a slender long-tailed monkey of Asia

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

langurs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Hindi and Urdu लंगूर / لنگور (lãṅgūr), from Sanskrit लाङ्गूलिन् (lāṅgūlin).
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Colobinae | colobine

a subfamily of the Old World monkey family that includes 59 species in 10 genera, including the skunk-like black-and-white colobus, the large-nosed proboscis monkey, and the gray langurs. Some classifications split the colobine monkeys into two tribes,... (37 of 869 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Colobinae

Britannica Encyclopedia:

langur [primate] | Presbytis frontata [species]

general name given to numerous species of Asian monkeys belonging to the subfamily Colobinae. The term is often restricted to nearly two dozen species ... (24 of 678 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/329921​/langur

Wiktionary:

langur | langurs [plural] | Hoolock [genus, sense-specific]

Any of the Old World monkeys of the subfamily Colobinae, in the genera Simias, Trachypithecus (lutungs), Presbytis, (surilis), and Semnopithecus, (gray langurs). | A gibbon of the genus Hoolock. (28 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/langur

Merriam-Webster:

langur

any of several slender long-tailed Asian monkeys (subfamily Colobinae) (9 of 27 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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

Collins Dictionary:

langur | leaf monkey

any of various agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus "Presbytis" and related genera, of southern southeastern Asia having a slender body, long ... (24 of 342 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

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

Oxford Dictionary:

langur

a long-tailed arboreal Asian monkey with a characteristic loud call.; Presbytis and other genera, family Cercopithecidae: several species (18 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/langur

American Heritage Dictionary:

langur

Any of various slender, long-tailed Asian monkeys of the genus "Presbytis" and related genera that eat leaves, fruits, and seeds and have a chin tuft ... (25 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/langur

New World Dictionary:

langur | Presbytis [genus]

any of a genus of lanky, long-tailed monkeys of Southeast Asia, with bushy eyebrows and a chin tuft (18 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/langur

Random House Dictionary:

langur

any of various slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus "Presbytis", of Asia, feeding on leaves, fruits, and seeds: several species are threatened or ... (23 of 29 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/langur

Encarta Dictionary:

langur | langurs [plural]

a slender, leaf-eating monkey with a long tail, bushy eyebrows, and a chin tuft. Native to: Southeast Asia. Genus . leaf monkey (22 of 48 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624949​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

langur | langurs [plural]

Origin: Hindi and Urdu लंगूर / لنگور (lãṅgūr), from Sanskrit लाङ्गूलिन् (lāṅgūlin).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/langur

New World Dictionary:

langur

Origin: Hindi laṅgūr from Sanskrit lāṅgūlin, literally, having a tail

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/langur

Collins Dictionary:

langur

Origin: Hindi, perhaps related to Sanskrit lāngūla tailed

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

Oxford Dictionary:

langur

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Hindi from Sanskrit lāṅgūla

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/langur

American Heritage Dictionary:

langur

Origin: Hindi laṅgūr, perhaps from Sanskrit lāṅgūlam, tail.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/langur

Merriam-Webster:

langur

First use: 1825

Origin: Hindi lãgūr and Urdu langūr

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

Encarta Dictionary:

langur | langurs [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Hindi langūr from Sanskrit lāngūla "having a tail"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624949​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

langur

Audio: British English pronunciation of "langur"

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

the Free Dictionary:

langur

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "langur"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "langur"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "langur" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/langur

Google Dictionary:

langur | langurs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "langur"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

langur

Audio: North American pronunciation of "langur"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=langur​01 word=langur

YourDictionary Audio:

langur

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/langur

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