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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several long-tailed terrestrial monkeys of the genus Erythrocebus of western Africa that are closely related to the guenons, especially E. patas, which has reddish fur and a black nose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Erythrocebus patas, a ground-dwelling long-tailed monkey found in West and East Africa

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A West African long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ruber); the red monkey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The red monkey of western Africa, Cercopithecus patas or C. ruber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa

Etymologies

French, from Wolof pata.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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