wanderoo

wanderoo

[won-duh-roo]
noun, plural wanderoos.
1.
any of several purple-faced langurs, of Sri Lanka.
2.
a macaque, Macacus silenus, of southern India, having its face surrounded by long hair.

Origin:
1675–85; < Sinhalese wanduru (plural) < Sanskrit vānara monkey

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wanderoo (ˌwɒndəˈruː)
 
n , pl -deroos
a macaque monkey, Macaca silenus, of India and Sri Lanka, having black fur with a ruff of long greyish fur on each side of the face
 
[C17: from Sinhalese vanduru monkeys, literally: forest-dwellers, from Sanskrit vānara monkey, from vana forest]

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