- any of several long-tailed African monkeys, especially of the genus Cercopithecus, having a grizzled coat.
Origin of guenon
1830–40; < French < ?
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Examples from the Web for guenon
The appearance of the hind-part of the cow, from a point near the gambrel-joint up to the tail, Guenon calls the escutcheon.
The following cuts show the marks of all of Guenon's eight classes, the first and the last in each class.
- any slender agile Old World monkey of the genus Cercopithecus, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and having long hind limbs and tail and long hair surrounding the face
C19: from French, of unknown origin
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