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

  • n. A rhesus monkey.

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  • n. A macaque monkey native of southern and southeastern Asia; Macaca mulatta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A monkey; the bhunder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A macaque, Macacus rhesus, one of the sacred monkeys of India.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] In mammalogy, same as Macacus.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.

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  • n. of southern Asia; used in medical research


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

Latin Rhēsus, a mythical king of Thrace, from Greek Rhēsos.


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