Definition of mona monkey in English:

mona monkey

Line breaks: mona mon¦key
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊnə
 
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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
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    • 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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