owl monkey
Douroucouli Dou`rou*cou"li, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small, nocturnal, South American monkey of the genus {Aotus} (formerly {Nyctipithecus trivirgatus}), with large owl-like eyes; hence, the common name {owl monkey}. [Written also {Durukuli} and {dourikuli}.] [1913 Webster +PJC ]

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  • Owl monkey — Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owl monkey — Durukuli Du ru*ku li, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small, nocturnal, South American monkey of the genus {Aotus} (formerly {Nyctipthecus trivirgatus}). The {owl monkey}. See {douroucouli}. [Written also {douroucouli}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owl monkey — noun Date: circa 1890 any of several small nocturnal monkeys (genus Aotus) of Central and South American tropical forests that have round heads, large eyes, and densely furred bodies called also douroucouli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • owl monkey — douroucouli. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • owl monkey — noun another term for douroucouli …   English new terms dictionary

  • owl monkey — noun Etymology: so called from the large yellow eyes : night ape …   Useful english dictionary

  • Owl — (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owl moth — Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owl parrot — Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owl train — Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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