from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of the minor woodland deities and companions of Dionysus, depicted on Greek vases as men with the tails, ears, and hooves of horses.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Gr. myth, a divinity of Asiatic origin, the foster-father of Bacchus, and leader of the satyrs, but very frequently merely one of a number of kindred attendants in the Dionysiae thiasus.
- noun In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects of the family Eucnemidæ. Same as Anelastes, Latreille.
- noun In mammal, a genus of macaques, named from
Macacus silenus, the wanderoo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) See
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- noun any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs)
- noun the chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Description: Forest fragmentation is threatening populations of the lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) by separating sub-populations and restricting them to small fragments with high population densities.
The charismatic endangered lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) and Nilgiri macaque (Semnopithecus johnii) are other endemic species that need intact habitat and are highly threatened by habitat conversion.
Inuus _vel_ Macacus silenus (_Lion Monkey_) 24 18.
There has been a certain amount of confusion between this animal and _Inuus silenus_, the lion monkey, which had the name _Wanderu_ applied to it by Buffon, and it is so figured in
(_Jerdon_), also Ceylon (_Cuvier_ and _Horsfield_), though not confirmed by Emerson Tennent, who states that the _silenus_ is not found in the island except as introduced by Arab horse-dealers occasionally, and that it certainly is not indigenous.
Is the male Macacus silenus furnished with longer hair than the female about the neck and face?
i agree with silenus! do these MPs not listen to the mood of the public. i am astonished that beckett is even being considered for speaker especially with her track record on expenses. it's a joke!
Macacus silenus L., an Indian ape.) has a great mane of hair round neck, and passing into large whiskers and beard.