- any of several lemurs, as Lemur macaco.
- Obsolete. macaque.
Origin of macaco
1685–95; < Portuguese: monkey, presumably < a Bantu language of the Atlantic coast; compare Lingala makako ape
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[Manny and his former coach, Macaco] had just gotten back from Brazil.
He's like, "Oh man, Shawn, I wish you could have been there—Macaco got married!"
The Macaco apes constitute another genus, which forms the link between the guenons and the baboons, or dog-headed monkeys.
Another kind of bot known as the Macaco worm (Cuterebra noxialis) occasionally attacks man, but more frequently cattle and dogs.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- any of various lemurs, esp Lemur macaco, the males of which are usually black and the females brown
C18: from French mococo, of unknown origin
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