Definition of Diana monkey in English:

Diana monkey

Line breaks: Diana mon¦key
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈanə
 
/

noun

A West African monkey that has a black face with a white crescent on the forehead.
  • Cercopithecus diana, family Cercopithecidae
More example sentences
  • In the forests of West Africa, Diana monkeys make one kind of bark when they spot a crowned eagle, another when they see a leopard.
  • Even endangered species, like Diana monkeys, lemurs, and gibbons, are for sale.
  • The observational study began in January 2000 with a 12-month habituation phase, during which we habituated two mixed-species groups of putty-nosed monkeys and Diana monkeys to observers on foot.

Origin

early 19th century: named after the Roman moon goddess Diana.

Definition of Diana monkey in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ween
Pronunciation: wēn
verb
be of the opinion; think or suppose