• synonyms

proboscis monkey

  1. a reddish, arboreal monkey, Nasalis larvatus, of Borneo, the male of which has a long, flexible nose: an endangered species.
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Origin of proboscis monkey

First recorded in 1785–95
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Historical Examples

  • We do not know much about the habits of the proboscis-monkey.

    The Animal World, A Book of Natural History

    Theodore Wood

  • Next we come to a group of animals called dog-shaped monkeys, and the most curious of them all is the proboscis-monkey.

British Dictionary definitions for proboscis monkey

proboscis monkey

  1. an Old World monkey, Nasalis larvatus, of Borneo, with an elongated bulbous nose
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