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macaque

Definition:

a short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

macaques

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French, from Portuguese macaco, from kaku mangabey, plural makaku, in one or...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

macaque [primate] | Macaca [genus]

any of about 20 species of gregarious Old World monkeys, all of which are Asian except for the Barbary macaque of North Africa. Macaques are robust ... (26 of 705 words, 5 images)

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Wikipedia:

Macaque | macaques | Macaca

constitute a genus of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. Aside from humans, the macaques are the most widespread primate genus, ranging from Japan to Afghanistan and, in the case of the barbary macaque, to North Africa. Twenty-two... (39 of 1053 words, pronunciations, 4 images)

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Merriam-Webster:

macaque | Macaca [genus]

any of a genus of chiefly Asian monkeys typically having a sturdy build and including some short-tailed or tailless forms ; especially, "rhesus ... (23 of 63 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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

Wiktionary:

macaque | macaques [plural] | Macaca [genus]

Any of a group of Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca. (12 of 21 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/macaque

Collins Dictionary:

macaque

any of various Old World monkeys of the genus "Macaca", inhabiting wooded or rocky regions of Asia and Africa. Typically the tail is short or absent ... (26 of 367 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Columbia Encyclopedia:

macaque | Macaca mulatta [species] | Barbary ape | rhesus monkey

name for Old World monkeys of the genus "Macaca", related to mangabeys, mandrills, and baboons. All but one of the 19 species are found in Asia from ... (27 of 289 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0830812​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

macaque

a medium-sized, chiefly forest-dwelling Old World monkey which has a long face and cheek pouches for holding food.; Genus Macaca, family ... (21 of 65 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

macaque | Macaca [genus]

any of a genus of monkeys of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, with a long or short tail that is not prehensile, including the rhesus monkey and ... (28 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/macaque

Random House Dictionary:

macaque

any monkey of the genus "Macaca", chiefly of Asia, characterized by cheek pouches and, usually, a short tail: several species are threatened or ... (23 of 30 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/macaque

American Heritage Dictionary:

macaque

Any of several short-tailed monkeys of the genus "Macaca" of southeast Asia, Japan, Gibraltar, and northern Africa. (17 of 29 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

macaque | macaques [plural] | Macaca [genus]

a short-tailed sturdily built monkey. Native to: Asia, North Africa. Genus Macaca. (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861627533​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

macaque

First use: 1757

Origin: French, from Portuguese macaco, from kaku mangabey, plural makaku, in one or more Bantu languages of Gabon and Congo

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

Wiktionary:

macaque | macaques [plural]

Origin: French macaque, from Portuguese macaco, from Bantu makaku ("some monkeys") 'some monkeys', from ma- numeric prefix + kaku 'monkey'.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/macaque

Collins Dictionary:

macaque

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French, from Portuguese macaco, from Fiot (a W African language) makaku, from kaku monkey

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

Oxford Dictionary:

macaque

First use: late 17th century

Origin: French and Portuguese; based on the Bantu morpheme ma (denoting a plural) + kaku "monkey"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/macaque

American Heritage Dictionary:

macaque

Origin: French, from Portuguese macaco; see "macaco".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/macaque

New World Dictionary:

macaque

Origin: French from Portuguese macaco, monkey

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/macaque

Encarta Dictionary:

macaque | macaques [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: French from Bantu makaku "some monkeys"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861627533​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

macaque

Audio: British English pronunciation of "macaque"

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the Free Dictionary:

macaque

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "macaque"

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Google Dictionary:

macaque | macaques [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "macaque"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

macaque

Audio: North American pronunciation of "macaque"

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macaque

Audio: North American pronunciation of "macaque"

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YourDictionary Audio:

macaque

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

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