Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of African monkeys, of the family Semnopithecidæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A monkey of the genus Colobus; a colobe or colobin.
  • noun A genus of reptiles.
  • noun A genus of coleopterous insects.
  • noun A genus of mollusks.

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  • noun zoology Any of several large arboreal African monkeys of the genus Colobus.

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  • noun arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs

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Examples

  • Because the colobus was a member of a primate order, the same order we human beings belong to, its extinction drew considerable notice.

    Press Briefing By Podesta On Us Actions On Japanese Whaling

  • The human attacks mirror the way that chimps in the wild attack prey such as colobus monkeys -- or, in times of chimp war or murder, each other.

    February 2009

  • The human attacks mirror the way that chimps in the wild attack prey such as colobus monkeys -- or, in times of chimp war or murder, each other.

    Tragedy of Travis the Chimp

  • The human attacks mirror the way that chimps in the wild attack prey such as colobus monkeys -- or, in times of chimp war or murder, each other.

    Tragedy of Travis the Chimp

  • The sights en route are mesmerizing, and much of the nature and wildlife on the mountain is unique to this one spot due to the geographical location and remoteness from similar terrain: rain forests, great trees, colobus monkeys, moonscape rock landscapes and much much more.

    Paul Steele: Live the Kilimanjaro Dream Before the Glaciers Disappear

  • There are 11 species of monkey including anubis baboon Papio anubis, diana monkey Cercopithecus Diana (EN), green monkey Cercopithecus aethiops, mona monkey C. mona, lesser white-nosed monkey C. petaurista, white collared mangabey Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus, black and white colobus Colobus polykomos and chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (EN).

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Zuma Press A Malayan fruit bat, or flying fox Getty Images A chimpanzee Getty Images A zanzibar red colobus monkey Minden Pictures A greater cane rat The virus can infect humans but hasn't been conclusively linked to known diseases.

    Bushmeat Presents Latest Food Scare

  • Zuma Press A Malayan fruit bat, or flying fox Getty Images A chimpanzee Getty Images A zanzibar red colobus monkey Minden Pictures A greater cane rat The virus can infect humans but hasn't been conclusively linked to known diseases.

    Bushmeat Presents Latest Food Scare

  • It's African white lions and red pandas for her, and good riddance to the marmosets, tarmarins and black and white colobus monkeys, who, she says,“Just throw feces and jerk off all day.”

    Loved, Stupid

  • Zuma Press A Malayan fruit bat, or flying fox Getty Images A chimpanzee Getty Images A zanzibar red colobus monkey Minden Pictures A greater cane rat The virus can infect humans but hasn't been conclusively linked to known diseases.

    Bushmeat Presents Latest Food Scare

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  • arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs.

    October 31, 2007

  • You can't just keep hanging around these colobus monkeys. Somebody's going to get parasites.

    November 1, 2007