[ kol-uh-buhs, kuh-loh- ]
/ 藞k蓲l 蓹 b蓹s, k蓹藞lo蕣- /
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noun, plural col路o路bus路es, col路o路bi [kol-uh-bahy, kuh-loh-bahy]. /藞k蓲l 蓹藢ba瑟, k蓹藞lo蕣 ba瑟/.
any of several large, slender African monkeys of the genus Colobus, lacking thumbs and having long silky fur of black and white (C. polykomos), black and reddish-brown (C. badius), or olive (C. verus): now dwindling.
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Origin of colobus

1811; <New Latin, the genus name <Greek kolob贸s docked, maimed; so named from the mutilated appearance of the thumbless hands
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British Dictionary definitions for colobus

/ (藞k蓲l蓹b蓹s) /

any leaf-eating arboreal Old World monkey of the genus Colobus, of W and central Africa, having a slender body, long silky fur, long tail, and reduced or absent thumbs

Word Origin for colobus

C19: New Latin, from Greek kolobos cut short; referring to its thumb
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