Guenon meaning

gə-nōn
Any of various small- to medium-sized African monkeys primarily of the tribe Cercopithecini, being chiefly arboreal and having long hind legs, a long tail, and often a brightly colored face.
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Any of a genus (Cercopithecus) of long-tailed African monkeys, including the green monkey and grivet.
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An Old World monkey of the genus Cercopithecus.
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Origin of guenon

  • French from guen- as in guenilles filthy clothing and earlier guenipe dirty scrap of cloth (in reference to the guenon's tail, which trails like the train of a gown) ultimately from French dialectal guener to dirty, moisten French dialectal gasne stagnant pool, slough perhaps of Gaulish origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French guenon.

    From Wiktionary