macaco

macaco

[muh-kah-koh, -key-]
noun, plural macacos.
1.
any of several lemurs, as Lemur macaco.
2.
Obsolete, macaque.

Origin:
1685–95; < Portuguese: monkey, presumably < a Bantu language of the Atlantic coast; compare Lingala makako ape

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macaco (məˈkɑːkəʊ, -ˈkeɪ-)
 
n , pl -cos
any of various lemurs, esp Lemur macaco, the males of which are usually black and the females brown
 
[C18: from French mococo, of unknown origin]

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