[ mang-guh-bey ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəˌbeɪ /
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noun, plural man·ga·beys.
any of several slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, inhabiting forests of Africa: some species are endangered.
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Origin of mangabey
First recorded in 1765–75; after Mangabey, a region in Madagascar
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/ (ˈmæŋɡəˌbeɪ) /
any of several large agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, of central Africa, having long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids
Word Origin for mangabey
C18: after the name of a region in Madagascar
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