genus Colobus

a genus of Cercopithecidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Cercopithecidae, ↑family Cercopithecidae
Member Meronyms: ↑colobus, ↑colobus monkey

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • colobus — [käl′ə bəs] n. [ModL < Gr kolobos, curtailed, docked (akin to kolos, maimed: for IE base see HOLT): prob. so named because of the absent or rudimentary thumbs] any of a genus (Colobus) of thumbless, long haired, black and white African monkeys …   English World dictionary

  • colobus — /kol euh beuhs, keuh loh /, n., pl. colobuses, colobi / buy , buy/. any of several large, slender African monkeys of the genus Colobus, lacking thumbs and having long silky fur of black and white (C. polykomos), black and reddish brown (C.… …   Universalium

  • colobus monkey — Any of 10 species of long tailed, essentially thumbless African Old World monkeys in the genus Colobus (family Cercopithecidae). Colobus monkeys are diurnal, generally gregarious vegetarians. They make long leaps from tree to tree. The four… …   Universalium

  • colobus monkey — noun Etymology: New Latin colobus, from Greek kolobos docked, mutilated, from kolos docked; probably akin to Greek klan to break more at clast Date: 1866 any of various long tailed African monkeys (genus Colobus and related genera) called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colobus monkey — noun arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs • Syn: ↑colobus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World monkey, ↑catarrhine • Hyponyms: ↑guereza, ↑Colobus guereza …   Useful english dictionary

  • colobus — noun Any of several large arboreal African monkeys of the genus Colobus Syn: colobus monkey …   Wiktionary

  • colobus — col•o•bus [[t]ˈkɒl ə bəs, kəˈloʊ [/t]] n. pl. bus•es, bi [[t] ˌbaɪ, baɪ[/t]] zool. mam any of several large, slender African monkeys of the genus Colobus, lacking thumbs • Etymology: 1811; < NL < Gk kolobós docked, maimed; so named from the …   From formal English to slang

  • colobus — n. any leaf eating monkey of the genus Colobus, native to Africa, having shortened thumbs. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk kolobos docked …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colobus polycomus — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black-and-white colobus — Black and white Colobus[1] Mantled Guereza (Colobus guereza) Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

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