Meaning of woolly monkey

wool'ly mon'key

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. either of two large New World monkeys Lagothrix lagotricha, with black skin and dark, woolly fur, and L. flavicauda, similar but with a buffy face patch and a yellow-banded tail, native to forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins:is endangered and L. flavicauda threatened. L. lagotricha
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