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.
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- 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)