The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kahau \Ka*hau"\, n. [Native name, from its cry.] (Zo["o]l.) A long-nosed monkey ( Nasalis larvatus, formerly Semnopithecus nasalis), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides of the head, golden yellow, and the top of the head and upper part of the back brown. Called also proboscis monkey. It is now an endangered species. [Written also kaha.]
n. Borneo monkey having a long bulbous nose [syn: Nasalis larvatus]
The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Indonesia, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the southeast Asian island of Borneo.
The monkey also goes by the Indonesian name monyet belanda ("Dutch monkey"), or even orang belanda ("Dutchman"), as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses.
This species of monkey is easily identifiable because of its unusually large nose.
Usage examples of "proboscis monkey".
Instead, it was the monstrous and comical travesty of the human nose that the proboscis monkey shows to a laughing world.
And he did have a face with massive prognathic jaws and a nose like a gigantic cucumber or a proboscis monkey's.
And he did have a face with massive prognathic jaws and a nose like a gigantic cucumber or a proboscis monkey’.
They were small and they were lonely, their solitude enlivened occasionally by the green cord of a tree snake dangling ominously near or the rare sight of a fleshy-nosed proboscis monkey bounding shyly away into the upper canopy.
A proboscis monkey, resembling a politician whom the lanc scaper disliked, stared down foolishly from a branch.