Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large catarrhine monkey of Malabar, India, Macaem sitenus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large monkey (Macacus silenus) native of Malabar. It is black, or nearly so, but has a long white or gray beard encircling the face. Called also maha, silenus, neelbhunder, lion-tailed baboon, and great wanderoo.

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  • noun Any of various langur monkeys (of genus Semnopithecus), from Sri Lanka

Etymologies

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

[From Sinhalese vandaru, pl. of vandurā, monkey, from Sanskrit vānaraḥ, forest dweller, monkey, probably from vanar- (as in vanarṣad-, sitting in the forest), archaic locative of van-, tree, wood.]

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From Singhalese

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