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langur

[luhng-goo r]
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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for langur

Historical Examples

  • 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

langur

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin

Hindi, perhaps related to Sanskrit lāngūla tailed
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