talapoin

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English[edit]

a talapoin
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Etymology[edit]

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From Portuguese, from an honorific title for a priest in Siamese.

Noun[edit]

talapoin (plural talapoins)

  1. A monkey from one of two species of Old World monkeys, of the genus Miopithecus, distinguished by a short-snouted head with a hairless face.
  2. (archaic) A Buddhist monk or priest.

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