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Definition of "talapoin" []

  • A small African monkey (Cercopithecus talapoin), the smallest of the guenons, having a long tail and greenish fur. (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 "talapoin" in a sentence
  • "A curate — but why do I say a curate? — even an imam, a talapoin, or brahmin ought to have the means of living decently."
  • "The Turkish dervish, the Persian brahmin, the Chinese bonze, and the Indian talapoin, all worship the Deity in a different manner; but they enjoy a tranquillity of soul amidst the darkness in which they are plunged; and he who would endeavor to enlighten them, does them but ill service."
  • "The mangrove forests are also home to the talapoin monkey (Miopithecus talapoin)."
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