green monkey


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

Origin of green monkey

1
First recorded in 1830–40
  • Also called African green monkey.

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How to use green monkey in a sentence

  • To eat this one green monkey would only serve to make you hungry for more, and there are no more.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • The next moment her astonishment changed to anger, for there, in her best rocking-chair, sat a green monkey.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • Even now she is laughing at our despair because we can find no way to get rid of the green monkey.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum

British Dictionary definitions for green monkey

green monkey

noun
  1. a W African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having greenish-brown fur and a dark face: Compare grivet, vervet

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