- any of several long-tailed African monkeys, especially of the genus Cercopithecus, having a grizzled coat.
Origin of guenon
1830–40; < French < ?
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The appearance of the hind-part of the cow, from a point near the gambrel-joint up to the tail, Guenon calls the escutcheon.
The following cuts show the marks of all of Guenon's eight classes, the first and the last in each class.
- 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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