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

  • n. Any of various slender, long-tailed Asian monkeys of the genus Presbytis and related genera that eat leaves, fruits, and seeds and have a chin tuft and bushy eyebrows.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the Old World monkeys of the subfamily Colobinae, in the genera Simias, Trachypithecus (lutungs), Presbytis, (surilis), and Semnopithecus, (gray langurs).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native name for several large Indian monkeys of the genus Presbytis, or Semnopithecus, the two best known being the hanuman or entellus, P. entellus, the sacred monkey of India, and the black Nilgiri langur, P. johnii.

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

  • n. slender long-tailed monkey of Asia


Hindi laṅgūr, perhaps from Sanskrit lāṅgūlam, tail.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi and Urdu लंगूर / لنگور (lãṅgūr), from Sanskrit लाङ्गूलिन् (lāṅgūlin). (Wiktionary)



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