[ guh-nawn, -non ]
/ gəˈnɔ̃, -ˈnɒn /


any of several long-tailed African monkeys, especially of the genus Cercopithecus, having a grizzled coat.

Origin of guenon

1830–40; < French < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for guenon

  • The following cuts show the marks of all of Guenon's eight classes, the first and the last in each class.

    Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
  • The appearance of the hind-part of the cow, from a point near the gambrel-joint up to the tail, Guenon calls the escutcheon.

    Soil Culture|J. H. Walden

British Dictionary definitions for guenon


/ (ɡəˈnɒn) /


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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