Definition of Guereza

1. Noun. A colobus monkey with a reddish brown coat and white silky fringes down both sides of the body.

Exact synonyms: Colobus Guereza
Generic synonyms: Colobus, Colobus Monkey



Definition of Guereza

1. n. A beautiful Abyssinian monkey (Colobus guereza), having the body black, with a fringe of long, silky, white hair along the sides, and a tuft of the same at the end of the tail. The frontal band, cheeks, and chin are white.

Definition of Guereza

1. Noun. (zoology) A reddish-brown colobus monkey from Abyssinia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guereza

1. a monkey [n -S]

Medical Definition of Guereza

1. A beautiful Abyssinian monkey (Colobus guereza), having the body black, with a fringe of long, silky, white hair along the sides, and a tuft of the same at the end of the tail. The frontal band, cheeks, and chin are white. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guereza

guelder rose
guelder roses
guelderrose'
guembri
guembris
guenon
guenon monkey
guenons
gueparde
guepardes
guerdon
guerdoned
guerdoning
guerdonless
guerdons
guereza (current term)
guerezas
gueridon
gueridons
guerilla
guerilla(a)
guerilla force
guerilla traveler
guerillas
guerite
guerites
guernsey
guernsey elm
guernsey lily
guernseys

Literary usage of Guereza

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1. The Kilima-Njaro Expedition: A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1886)
"... will be necessary to distinguish Mr. Johnston's animal as a separate variety or sub-species, to which the name of C. guereza caudatus might be applied. ..."

2. Africa by Augustus Henry Keane (1904)
"Here is the native home of the lovely black and white long-haired Colobus guereza ; and on the plains the large red hartebeeste mimics the outlines of the ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"399. guereza (ger'e-za), n. [Native name.] 1. A large African monkey of the subfamily ... JA genus of monkeys, the type of which is the guereza. JE Gray. ..."

4. Modern Abyssinia by Augustus Blandy Wylde (1901)
"MONKEYS guereza (Colobus guereza). Common in all the forests of southern Abyssinia. ... A large black guereza is found in the forests of Waag and Lasta, ..."

5. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"guereza. or more longer than the body and more or less tufted at the end. Their habits are similar to those of the langurs, and it has rarely been ..."

6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1905)
"Beginning at one end of the series, we have the Black guereza ... Following on this we may take a variety of the Mantled guereza from East Central Africa ..."

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