either of two large New World Monkeys, Lagothrix lagotricha, with black skin and dark, woolly fur, and L. flavicauda, similar but with a buffy face patch and a yellow-banded tail, native to forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins: L. lagotricha is endangered and L. flavicauda threatened.
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Origin of woolly monkey
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby woolly monkey
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