Definition of wanderoo in English:


Line breaks: wan|deroo
Pronunciation: /ˌwɒndəˈruː


  • (In Sri Lanka) a leaf monkey or langur.
    • Genus Presbytis, family Cercopithecidae: the purple-faced leaf monkey (P. vetulus), or the hanuman (P. entellus)
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    • Another type of monkey, the lion-tailed macaque or wanderoo, is found in a small area of southern India.
    • The ancient statue overlooking the granite basin depicts a supine, sneering wanderoo but the Romans, because of its ugliness, compared it to a monkey or, more exactly, a baboon.
    • In reproductive work, I've worked with orang-utans, camels, gorillas, wanderoos [lion-tailed macaques], and Indian lions.


late 17th century: from Sinhalese wanderu 'monkey'.

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