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macaco

[ muh-kah-koh, -key- ]
/ məˈkɑ koʊ, -ˈkeɪ- /
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noun, plural ma·ca·cos.
Obsolete. macaque.
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Origin of macaco

1685–95; from Portuguese: “monkey”; see origin at macaque
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British Dictionary definitions for macaco

macaco
/ (məˈkɑːkəʊ, -ˈkeɪ-) /

noun plural -cos
any of various lemurs, esp Lemur macaco, the males of which are usually black and the females brown

Word Origin for macaco

C18: from French mococo, of unknown origin
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