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macaque Diverse group of omnivorous, medium-sized to large Old World monkeys found from nw Africa to Japan and Korea. Most are yellowish brown and are forest dwellers and good swimmers. Weight: to 13kg (29lb). Genus Macaca. See also Barbary ape; rhesus

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ma·caque / məˈkäk; -ˈkak/ (also macaque monkey) • n. a medium-sized Old World monkey (genus Macaca, family Cercopithecidae) that has a long face and cheek pouches for holding food. Its several species include the rhesus monkey and the barbary ape.

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macaque (Macaca) See CERCOPITHECIDAE.