Definition of mona monkey in English:

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mona monkey

Pronunciation: /ˈməʊnə/

noun

A West African guenon that has a bluish-grey face with a pink muzzle. The female has a distinctive moaning call.
  • Cercopithecus mona, family Cercopithecidae.
Example sentences
  • The wild animals that suffered most were large carnivores such as lions and hyenas; primates including colobus and mona monkeys; and several herbivores.
  • Many smaller animals have also joined the collection: siamang gibbons, provost squirrels, howler monkey, armadillo and the elusive mona monkeys.
  • The scientists hypothesize that chimp SIV evolved from SIV found in red-capped sooty mangabeys as well as SIV that infects greater spot-nosed, mustached, and mona monkeys.

Origin

Late 18th century: mona from Spanish and Portuguese mona, mono, Italian monna.

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