noun(also macaque monkey)
A medium-sized, chiefly forest-dwelling Old World monkey that has a long face and cheek pouches for holding food.
- Genus Macaca, family Cercopithecidae: several species, including the rhesus monkey and the Barbary ape.
- A lot more is known about cercopithecines, such as macaques, baboons and vervets, because many of them are ground-dwelling monkeys which are relatively easy to study.
- Those species were chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, gibbon, macaque and owl monkey.
- Primate species are gibbons, langurs, lorises and macaques.
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