[ luhng-goo r ]
/ lʌŋˈgʊər /


any of various slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus Presbytis, of Asia, feeding on leaves, fruits, and seeds: several species are threatened or endangered.

Origin of langur

1820–30; < Hindi laṅgūr; akin to Sanskrit lāṅgūlin having a tail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (lʌŋˈɡʊə) /


any of various agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus Presbytis and related genera, of S and SE Asia having a slender body, long tail and hands, and long hair surrounding the face

Word Origin for langur

Hindi, perhaps related to Sanskrit lāngūla tailed
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