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Definition of "langur" [langur]

  • Any of various slender, long-tailed Asian monkeys of the genus Presbytis and related genera that eat leaves, fruits, and seeds and have a chin tuft and bushy eyebrows. (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 "langur" in a sentence
  • "In an effort to keep monkeys out of the New Delhi subways, authorities have called in one of the few animals known to scare the creatures — a fierce-looking primate called the langur, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported Wednesday."
  • "The golden headed langur, which is found only on the island of Cat Ba in north-eastern photo: Creative Commons/Tristan Nitot photo: Creative Commons/Nicolás S"
  • "In a report highlighting the 25 most endangered primate species, conservationists have outlined the desperate plight of primates from Madagascar, Africa, Asia and Central and South America, with some populations down to just a few dozen in number. golden headed langur, which is found only on the island of Cat Ba in north-eastern Vietnam, is down to 60 to 70 individuals."