wanderoo

[ won-duh-roo ]
/ ˌwɒn dəˈru /

noun, plural wan·der·oos.

any of several purple-faced langurs, of Sri Lanka.
a macaque, Macacus silenus, of southern India, having its face surrounded by long hair.

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Origin of wanderoo

1675–85; <Sinhalese wanduru (plural) <Sanskrit vānara monkey
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British Dictionary definitions for wanderoo

wanderoo
/ (ˌwɒndəˈruː) /

noun plural -deroos

a macaque monkey, Macaca silenus, of India and Sri Lanka, having black fur with a ruff of long greyish fur on each side of the face

Word Origin for wanderoo

C17: from Sinhalese vanduru monkeys, literally: forest-dwellers, from Sanskrit vānara monkey, from vana forest
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