Definition of wanderoo in English:

wanderoo

Line breaks: wan|deroo
Pronunciation: /ˌwɒndəˈruː
 
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noun

(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.

Origin

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

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