- a reddish, arboreal monkey, Nasalis larvatus, of Borneo, the male of which has a long, flexible nose: an endangered species.
Origin of proboscis monkey
First recorded in 1785–95
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We do not know much about the habits of the proboscis-monkey.
Next we come to a group of animals called dog-shaped monkeys, and the most curious of them all is the proboscis-monkey.
- an Old World monkey, Nasalis larvatus, of Borneo, with an elongated bulbous nose