Definition of proboscis monkey in English:

proboscis monkey

Syllabification: pro·bos·cis mon·key


  • 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.
    • Nasalis larvatus, family Cercopithecidae
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    • Among Asian colobines are Borneo's proboscis monkey, the Chinese snub-nosed monkeys and langurs, such as the douc of South-east Asia.
    • Nine of the 13 primate species of Borneo are found in the park, such as the distinctive proboscis monkey, the agile gibbon, the silvery leaf-eating monkey and the orangutan.
    • She looked like an obese proboscis monkey, wore cat-eye glasses and had football shaped breasts.

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