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talapoin /ˈtæləˌpɔɪn/ n
  1. the smallest of the guenon monkeys, Cercopithecus talapoin, of swampy central W African forests, having olive-green fur and slightly webbed digits
  2. (in Myanmar and Thailand) a Buddhist monk
Etymology: 16th Century: from French, literally: Buddhist monk, from Portuguese talapão, from Mon tala pōi our lord; originally jocular, from the appearance of the monkey

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