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Definition of "guenon" [‖Guenon]

  • Any of various chiefly arboreal African monkeys, primarily of the genus Cercopithecus, having long hind legs and a long tail. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guenon" in a sentence
  • "Jonathan Kingdon's sketches of African guenon monkeys."
  • "Other globally threatened species include eastern chimpanzee Pan troglodytes schweinfurthi in the only place where its range overlaps with the gorilla's, l'Hoests guenon Cercopithecus lhoesti and African elephant Loxodonta africana which are estimated at 30 individuals."
  • "Other primate species include black-and-white colobus Colobus guereza, red-tailed guenon C. ascanius schmidti, blue guenon C. mitis mitis, vervet C. aethiops, and olive baboon Papio anubis plus nocturnal prosimians."