guereza

[ guh-rez-uh ]
/ gəˈrɛz ə /

noun

a colobus monkey, especially of the species Colobus guereza.

Nearby words

  1. guelphs,
  2. guemal,
  3. guenevere,
  4. guenon,
  5. guerdon,
  6. guericke,
  7. guericke, otto von,
  8. gueridon,
  9. guerilla,
  10. guernica

Origin of guereza

< Amharic gureza monkey, or < a related word in a Cushitic language, e.g., Oromo gureezaa

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British Dictionary definitions for guereza

guereza

/ (ɡəˈrɛzə) /

noun

a handsome colobus monkey of the mountain forests of Ethiopia

Word Origin for guereza

C19: its native name

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