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1. macaque

noun. short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa.

Synonyms

  • bonnet macaque
  • rhesus
  • Old World monkey
  • Barbary ape
  • catarrhine
  • crown monkey
  • crab-eating macaque
  • capped macaque
  • croo monkey
  • rhesus monkey
  • Macaca irus
  • Macaca
  • genus Macaca
  • Macaca radiata
  • bonnet monkey
  • Macaca sylvana

Antonyms

  • platyrrhine

Etymology

  • macaque (French)
  • macaco (Portuguese)

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Example sentences of the word macaque


1. Noun, singular or mass
The pig-tailed macaque is a small monkey with olive-colored fur and a short, half-erect tail reminiscent of a pig's tail.

2. Adjective
The newborn clings to its mother’s belly, and research shows rhesus macaque mothers and their babies bond in ways similar to that of human mothers and infants.

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