moor monkey


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moor \Moor\, n. [OE. mor, AS. m[=o]r moor, morass; akin to D.
   moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth. marei sea, E. mere.
   See Mere a lake.]
   1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and
      having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and
      abounding in peat; a heath.
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            In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.
                                                  --Carew.
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   2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
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   Moor buzzard (Zool.), the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]

   Moor coal (Geol.), a friable variety of lignite.

   Moor cock (Zool.), the male of the moor fowl or red
      grouse of Europe.

   Moor coot. (Zool.) See Gallinule.

   Moor game. (Zool.) Same as Moor fowl.

   Moor grass (Bot.), a tufted perennial grass ({Sesleria
      caerulea}), found in mountain pastures of Europe.

   Moor hawk (Zool.), the marsh harrier.

   Moor hen. (Zool.)
      (a) The female of the moor fowl.
      (b) A gallinule, esp. the European species. See
          Gallinule.
      (c) An Australian rail (Tribonyx ventralis).

   Moor monkey (Zool.), the black macaque of Borneo ({Macacus
      maurus}).

   Moor titling (Zool.), the European stonechat ({Pratinocola
      rubicola}).
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