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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
C19: from French, of unknown origin
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