from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macaca of southeast Asia, Japan, Gibraltar, and northern Africa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a group of Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macaca (formerly Macacus), found in rocky regions of Asia and Africa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A monkey of the genus Macacus; one of the several kinds of monkeys coming between baboons and the African mangabeys.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
French, from Portuguese macaco; see macaco.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French macaque, from Portuguese macaco, from Bantu makaku ("some monkeys") ‘some monkeys’, from ma- numeric prefix + kaku ‘monkey’. (Wiktionary)