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noun

a common savanna monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of West Africa, with a greenish-gray back and yellow tail.

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Also called African green monkey.

Origin of green monkey

First recorded in 1830–40
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green monkey

noun

a W African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having greenish-brown fur and a dark faceCompare grivet, vervet
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