Spectral lemur
Spectral Spec"tral, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty. [1913 Webster]

He that feels timid at the spectral form of evil is not the man to spread light. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Opt.) Of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis. [1913 Webster]

{Spectral lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Tarsius}. [1913 Webster]


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  • spectral lemur — Tarsius Tar si*us, n. [NL. See {Tarsus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; called also {malmag}, {spectral lemur}, {podji}, and {tarsier}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spectral lemur — noun : tarsier …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spectral — Spec tral, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty. [1913 Webster] He that feels timid at the spectral form of evil is not the man to spread light. F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Opt.) Of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flying lemur — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malmag — Mal mag, n. [F., from native name in Madagascar.] (Zo[ o]l.) The tarsius, or spectral lemur. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malmag — Tarsius Tar si*us, n. [NL. See {Tarsus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; called also {malmag}, {spectral lemur}, {podji}, and {tarsier}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • podji — Tarsius Tar si*us, n. [NL. See {Tarsus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; called also {malmag}, {spectral lemur}, {podji}, and {tarsier}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tarsier — Tarsius Tar si*us, n. [NL. See {Tarsus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; called also {malmag}, {spectral lemur}, {podji}, and {tarsier}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tarsius — Tar si*us, n. [NL. See {Tarsus}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; called also {malmag}, {spectral lemur}, {podji}, and {tarsier}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of placental mammals in Order Primates — The class Mammalia (the mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the monotremes); and mammals which give live birth. The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the… …   Wikipedia

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