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macaco

[muh-kah-koh, -key-] /məˈkɑ koʊ, -ˈkeɪ-/
noun, plural macacos.
1.
any of several lemurs, as Lemur macaco.
2.
Obsolete, macaque.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Portuguese: monkey, presumably < a Bantu language of the Atlantic coast; compare Lingala makako ape
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macaco

/məˈkɑːkəʊ; -ˈkeɪ-/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
any of various lemurs, esp Lemur macaco, the males of which are usually black and the females brown
Word Origin
C18: from French mococo, of unknown origin
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