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wanderoo

[won-duh-roo] /ˌwɒn dəˈru/
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
1675-1685
1675-85; < Sinhalese wanduru (plural) < Sanskrit vānara monkey
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wanderoo

/ˌwɒndəˈruː/
noun (pl) -deroos
1.
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
Word Origin
C17: from Sinhalese vanduru monkeys, literally: forest-dwellers, from Sanskrit vānara monkey, from vana forest
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