Old World monkey

Old World monkey
noun
of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
Syn: ↑catarrhine
Derivationally related forms: ↑catarrhinian (for: ↑catarrhine)
Hypernyms: ↑monkey
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Cercopithecidae, ↑family Cercopithecidae

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any of various anthropoid primates of the family Cercopithecidae, of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and Asia, typically having a hairless face, forward- or downward-directed nostrils, relatively short arms, flat nails, and either having a rudimentary tail or using the tail for balance rather than grasping, and including the baboon, colobus monkey, guenon, langur, macaque, mandrill, mangabey, patas, proboscis, and talapoin.
[1860-65]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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