mangabey

[ mang-guh-bey ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəˌbeɪ /

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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mangabey
/ (ˈmæŋɡəˌbeɪ) /

noun

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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