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douc

/ (duːk) /
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noun
an Old World monkey, Pygathrix nemaeus, of SE Asia, with a bright yellow face surrounded by tufts of reddish-brown fur, a white tail, and white hindquarters: one of the langurs
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Word Origin for douc

C18: from French, from the native name
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How to use douc in a sentence

  • These large apes are the ouanderou and the douc; to them, therefore, we must refer the production of the bezoar.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
  • To Cochin-China also belongs the Douc, a very large species, remarkable for their coat of many colours.

    The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
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