Origin of macaqueFrench from Portuguese macaco, monkey
any of a genus (Macaca) of monkeys of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, with a long or short tail that is not prehensile, including the rhesus monkey and Barbary ape
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.
Origin of macaqueFrench from Portuguese macaco of Bantu origin Kongo makako monkeys ma- pl. n. pref. -kako monkey
- There are several local races, one of which was long regarded as a separate species under the name of the Moor macaque, Macacus maurus.
- MACAQUE, a name of French origin denoting the monkeys of the mainly Asiatic genus Macacus, of which one species, the Barbary ape, inhabits North Africa and the rock of Gibraltar.