Definition of macaque noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈkæk//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈkæk//
; BrE BrE//ˈkɑːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːk//
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a type of monkey that lives in Africa and Asia Word Originlate 17th cent.: via French and Portuguese; based on the Bantu morpheme ma (denoting a plural) + kaku ‘monkey’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: macaque