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

  • n. A small monkey (Presbytis entellus) of southern Asia, having bristly hairs on the crown and the sides of the face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The entellus (Presbytis entellus)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See hoonoomaun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu mythology, the name of a fabulous monkey-god, the friend and ally of Rāma in the Rāmāyana, a noted Sanskrit epic poem recounting the adventures of Rāma.
  • n. Hence [lowercase] In zoology, same as entellus.

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

  • n. in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
  • n. langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India


Hindi hanumān, from Sanskrit Hanumān, a monkey-god in Hindu mythology, from hanumān, having a large jaw, from hanu, jaw.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • In Indonesia, also an offensive term for a white person.

    May 21, 2009