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mangabey

Definition:

a large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail, and white upper eyelids

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

mangabeys

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

So called by Buffon from Mangaby, in Madagascar, where he erroneously supposed...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mangabey [monkey]

any of about 10 species of slender, rather long-limbed monkeys of the genera Cercocebus and Lophocebus, found in African tropical forests. Mangabeys ... (22 of 726 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/361859​/mangabey

Wikipedia:

Mangabey

can refer to three different genera of Old World monkeys. Lophocebus and Cercocebus were once thought to be very closely related, so much so that all the species were in one genus. However, it's now understood that the species within genus Lophocebus... (42 of 117 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mangabey

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

Collins Dictionary:

mangabey

any of several large agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus "Cercocebus", of central Africa, having long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids (25 of 227 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

mangabey

a medium-sized long-tailed monkey native to the forests of West and central Africa.; Genus Cercocebus, family Cercopithecidae: several species (19 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mangabey

American Heritage Dictionary:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural]

Any of various forest-dwelling monkeys of the genus "Cercocebus" of central Africa, having a long tail and a slender body. (20 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangabey

Merriam-Webster:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural] | Cercocebus [genus]

any of a genus of slender long-tailed African monkeys (9 of 30 words, pronunciation)

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

New World Dictionary:

mangabey | Cercocebus [genus]

any of a genus of large African monkeys having a silky, gray coat, white eyelids, and a long tail (19 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangabey

Random House Dictionary:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural]

any of several slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus "Cercocebus", inhabiting forests of Africa: some species are endangered. (18 of 25 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mangabey

Wiktionary:

mangabey [zoology] | mangabeys [plural]

Any of several large, arboreal monkeys of the family Cercopithecidae (10 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mangabey

Encarta Dictionary:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural] | Cercocebus [genus]

a large agile monkey with a long tail, slender body, and white eyelids. Native to: Africa. Genus Cercocebus. (18 of 43 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628153​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

mangabey [zoology]

Origin: So called by Buffon from Mangaby, in Madagascar, where he erroneously supposed them be native.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mangabey

Oxford Dictionary:

mangabey

First use: late 18th century

Origin: by erroneous association with Mangabey, a region of Madagascar

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mangabey

Collins Dictionary:

mangabey

First use: 18th century

Origin: after the name of a region in Madagascar

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

Merriam-Webster:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural]

First use: 1774

Origin: French, from Mangabe, town in eastern Madagascar

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural]

Origin: After Mangabey, a region of Madagascar.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangabey

New World Dictionary:

mangabey

Origin: after Mangabey, Madagascar

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mangabey

Encarta Dictionary:

mangabey | mangabeys [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: After Mangabey, Madagascar

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628153​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mangabey

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mangabey"

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the Free Dictionary:

mangabey

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mangabey"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mangabey"

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

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mangabey

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mangabey"

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YourDictionary Audio:

mangabey

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

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