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

  • n. Any of various large African monkeys of the genus Colobus having a long tail and vestigial thumbs.

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

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


New Latin Colobus, genus name, from Greek kolobos, maimed (from the appearance of its hands).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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