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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  1. wandering pacemaker,
  2. wanderingly,
  3. wanderings,
  4. wanderjahr,
  5. wanderlust,
  6. wandoo,
  7. wandorobo,
  8. wandsman,
  9. wandsworth,
  10. wane

Origin of wanderoo

1675–85; < Sinhalese wanduru (plural) < Sanskrit vānara monkey

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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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