Definition of Colobus monkey
1. Noun. Arboreal monkey of western and central Africa with long silky fur and reduced thumbs.
Generic synonyms: Catarrhine, Old World Monkey
Group relationships: Genus Colobus
Specialized synonyms: Colobus Guereza, Guereza
Lexicographical Neighbors of Colobus Monkey
Literary usage of Colobus monkey
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sultan to Sultan: Adventures Among the Masai and Other Tribes of East Africa by Mary French-Sheldon (1892)
"... made of masses of ostrich and vulture feathers, plumed at the top with fine sweeping feathers, lions' manes, and white bits of colobus monkey hair; ..."
2. In Wildest Africa by Peter MacQueen (1909)
"The young warriors came out, dressed in colobus-monkey fur, their bodies gleaming with groundnut oil and Kilimanjaro ochre. ..."
3. Scenes from Every Land, Second Series: A Collection of 250 Illustracions by National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1909)
"... BRITISH EAST AFRICA colobus monkey The colobus monkey is found throughout the Uganda Protectorate and much else of tropical Africa, wherever the forest ..."
4. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"Colobus palliatus ; the white-thighed colobus monkey. Found abundantly in the forested mountain regions to the west and north-west of Lake Nyasa and thence ..."