Definition of guenon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈnän/


An African monkey found mainly in forests, with a long tail and typically a brightly colored coat. The male is much larger than the female.
  • Genus Cercopithecus, family Cercopithecidae: several species, including the vervet, mona, and Diana monkeys.
Example sentences
  • Putty-nosed monkeys belong to a group of African monkeys called guenons.
  • We focused on the vocal behavior of the adult male because other studies have shown that adult male guenons produce predator-specific alarm calls in response to eagles and leopards.
  • Two indels were present in exons: a five amino acid deletion in exon 9 was present in humans and apes, and a single amino acid deletion in exon 14 occurred in cercopithecine Old World monkeys (macaque and guenon).


Mid 19th century: from French, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: gue·non

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