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wanderoo

[won-duh-roo]
noun, plural wan·der·oos.
  1. any of several purple-faced langurs, of Sri Lanka.
  2. 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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wanderoo

noun plural -deroos
  1. 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
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Word Origin

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