from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several medium-sized arboreal monkeys of the genus Lagothrix of South America that have a thick fleecy coat and a long prehensile tail and that eat primarily fruit and leaves.

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  • noun large monkeys with dark skin and woolly fur of the Amazon and Orinoco basins


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