from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macaca of southeast Asia, Japan, Gibraltar, and northern Africa.
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- n. Any of a group of Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macaca (formerly Macacus), found in rocky regions of Asia and Africa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A monkey of the genus Macacus; one of the several kinds of monkeys coming between baboons and the African mangabeys.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
A Japanese macaque is on the loose, having escaped from the Bergeron Animal Sanctuary.
Crop damage by the macaque is widespread; patterns of crop damage are similar across altitudinal zones and do not seem to be correlated with macaque density.
The word macaque has also been used as a racial slur.
It's a French slur, derived from the word macaque, as in monkey, used against the dark-skinned people of North Africa.
It's a derivative of macaque, which is a type of monkey, apparently commonly addressed at Moroccans and other N.
Rhesus monkeys have long been used by scientists trying to understand human physiology (a macaque was the first primate ever to rocket into the stratosphere, and we owe our ability to identify human blood types to research done on rhesus monkeys).
* To be fair to Senator Allen, the monkey is actually called a macaque of the genus macaca.
If the fact that there are 550 hairs in the average human eyebrow prompts you to feel superior to the macaque, which is 550 hairs short, you conceal it well.
The remark is considered a racial slur in some countries, referring to a macaque, a kind of monkey.
It is possible that the term "Rock Apes" the Marines spoke of refers to a different type of monkey, the macaque, that is also found in this area.