Definition of mangabey in English:

mangabey

Line breaks: man¦ga|bey
Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋgəbeɪ
 
/

noun

A medium-sized long-tailed monkey native to the forests of West and central Africa.
  • Genus Cercocebus, family Cercopithecidae: several species
More example sentences
  • For the first time in 20 years, scientists have identified a new primate species in Africa - the highland mangabey.
  • The discarded remains included bones and skulls of mangabeys, large, predominantly ground-living monkeys.
  • Another virus managed to get transferred from a species of monkey called the sooty mangabey, and this is known as HIV - 2.

Origin

late 18th century: by erroneous association with Mangabey, a region of Madagascar.

Definition of mangabey in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day guzzle
Pronunciation: ˈgʌz(ə)l
verb
eat or drink (something) greedily