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- a common savanna monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, of West Africa, with a greenish-gray back and yellow tail.
Origin of green monkey
First recorded in 1830–40
Also called African green monkey.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for african green monkey
- 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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