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Wanderoo \Wan`der*oo"\, n. [Cingalese wanderu a monkey.] (Zo["o]l.) A large monkey ( Macacus silenus) native of Malabar. It is black, or nearly so, but has a long white or gray beard encircling the face. Called also maha, silenus, neelbhunder, lion-tailed baboon, and great wanderoo.

Note: The name is sometimes applied also to other allied species.


n. (context archaic English) A kind of monkey; the wanderoo.


MaHa is the acronym of the comedy duo of Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya of Nepal in Devanagari script. The duo represents the pinnacle of comedy in Nepal.

Usage examples of "maha".

Near the unwalled city, the priest sat down before the pandit, Ratna Ram, whose seat was under the kadamba tree by the temple of Maha Dev.

Byrne supposed was maha, the slightly narcotic drink that had become so popular after its introduction into T-human space by the Permal fifty years before.

The willowy, boneless-looking and supremely beautiful Fellenian stretched its face into an angelic smile, then glanced down at the small metal chalice of fuming maha on the table in front of it.

At the same time he signaled to the waiter, who brought him another glass of maha, setting a plastic shaker of cinnamon next to it.

The waiter brought another round of maha, and before they finished it the T-human was back, a bulky parcel in his arms.

Byrne, watching him, realized that the maha, enough to give even a confirmed maha drinker like the captain a buzz, would probably knock out most of the natives pretty quickly.

Hunza showed up a few moments later, weaving a bit, showing the effects of his own attack on the maha supply.

Only ten meters along the trail was the spot where he had dropped off the drums of maha, and it was there that he found Captain Hunza, examining the casks.

He had sent his most celebrated general, Maha Bandoola, to take the command of the Arracan army, destined for the invasion of Bengal.

He pitched his camp before the extensive works of Maha Bandoola on the 2nd of April.

Encouraged by this success, Maha Nemiow marched directly on Prome, close to which he took up his position.

If I am guilty, Maha Kali, may the sign of thy judgment appear upon my flesh!

The Maha Vidyaraja Acala, a luminous being, the emanation of Vairocana Buddha.

Tantra believes that after Maha Pralaya, the great dissolution, the new creation builds itself upon the Sanskaras-impressions and moulds of the past.

The chief hallooed and alarmed the camp or town, informing them that the Mahas were about, attacking them.