Definition of mangabey in English:

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mangabey

Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋɡəbeɪ/

noun

A medium-sized long-tailed monkey native to the forests of West and central Africa.
  • Genus Cercocebus, family Cercopithecidae: several species
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.

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