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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various leaf-eating Asian monkeys of the genera Presbytis, Semnopithecus, and Trachypithecus, having a slender body and a long tail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

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

  • noun slender long-tailed monkey of Asia

Etymologies

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

[Hindi laṅgūr, perhaps from Sanskrit lāṅgūlam, tail.]

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From Hindi and Urdu लंगूर / لنگور (lãṅgūr), from Sanskrit लाङ्गूलिन् (lāṅgūlin).

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