[ 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.
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Origin of langur
1820–30; < Hindi laṅgūr; akin to Sanskrit lāṅgūlin having a tail
Words nearby langur
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Example sentences from the Web for langur
In the forest the Langur lives on grain, fruit, the pods of leguminous trees, and young buds and leaves.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
Langur, a fool-cousin of Magh's there, many a time has betrayed my hiding-place to the hunt Man.The Sa'-Zada Tales|William Alexander Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for langur
/ (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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