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proboscis monkey


a Borneo monkey having a long bulbous nose


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)


proboscis monkeys

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Princeton WordNet


Nasalis larvatus [species] | N. larvatus [abbreviation, species]

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Proboscis monkey | long-nosed monkey | bekantan | Nasalis | Nasalis larvatus [species]

a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. It belongs in the monotypic genus Nasalis, although the pig-tailed langur has traditionally also been included in this genus - a treatment still... (39 of 2612 words, 6 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

proboscis monkey [primate]

long-tailed arboreal primate found along rivers and in swampy mangrove forests of Borneo. Named for the male's long and pendulous nose, the proboscis ... (23 of 173 words, 2 images)


Collins Dictionary:

proboscis monkey | Nasalis larvatus [species]

an Old World monkeyof Borneo, with an elongated bulbous nose (10 of 205 words, 1 usage example)


Oxford Dictionary:

proboscis monkey | Nasalis larvatus [species] | Cercopithecidae [family, member of]

a leaf-eating monkey native to the forests of Borneo, the male of which is twice the weight of the female and has a large pendulous nose (26 of 50 words)



proboscis monkey | Nasalis larvatus [species]

a large long-tailed monkey of Bornean forests that has a large nose which is long and pendulous in adult males (20 of 36 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

proboscis monkey | Nasalis larvatus [species]

a reddish, arboreal monkey of Borneo, the male of which has a long, flexible nose: an endangered species. (18 of 22 words)


New World Dictionary:


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)


American Heritage Dictionary:


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)



Old World monkey | Old World monkeys [plural]

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

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Encarta Dictionary:

proboscis monkey | proboscis monkeys [plural] | Nasalis larvatus [species]

a large monkey with reddish fur and a protruding bulbous nose that in older males becomes pendulous. Native to: Borneo. (20 of 37 words)

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