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guenon

[ guh-nawn, -non ]
/ gəˈnɔ̃, -ˈnɒn /
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noun
any of several long-tailed African monkeys, especially of the genus Cercopithecus, having a grizzled coat.
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Origin of guenon

1830–40; <French < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for guenon

guenon
/ (ɡəˈnɒn) /

noun
any slender agile Old World monkey of the genus Cercopithecus, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and having long hind limbs and tail and long hair surrounding the face

Word Origin for guenon

C19: from French, of unknown origin
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