/hun"oo mahn', hah"noo-; hun'oo mahn", hah'noo-/ , n. , pl. hanumans for 1.
1. Also called entellus . a langur, Presbytis ( Semnopithecus ) entellus, held sacred in India.
2. ( cap. ) Hindu Myth. a monkey chief who is a conspicuous figure in the Ramayana.
[ 1805-15; hanuman, nom. sing. of hanumant ]