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proboscis monkey

Syllabification: pro·bos·cis mon·key

Definition of proboscis monkey in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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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