A small monkey (Miopithecus talapoin) of western equatorial Africa, having a long tail and greenish fur.
[From Early Modern English talapoy, talapoin, Southeast Asian Buddhist monk (from the general association of monkeys with monks, and perhaps specifically from the resemblance of the monkey's orange markings to the robes of Buddhist monks ), from Portuguese talapões, pl. of talapão, Southeast Asian Buddhist monk, from Mon tala poi, our lord (title of respect for a monk) : tala, lord (from Proto-Austroasiatic *tər-la) + poi, we, us (of Proto-Austroasiatic origin).]
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