Woolly monkey
Woolly Wool"ly, a. 1. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling wool; of the nature of wool. ``My fleece of woolly hair.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Clothed with wool. ``Woolly breeders.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool. [1913 Webster]

{Woolly bear} (Zo["o]l.), the hairy larva of several species of bombycid moths. The most common species in the United States are the salt-marsh caterpillar (see under {Salt}), the black and red woolly bear, or larva of the Isabella moth (see Illust., under {Isabella Moth}), and the yellow woolly bear, or larva of the American ermine moth ({Spilosoma Virginica}).

{Woolly butt} (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Eucalyptus longifolia}), so named because of its fibrous bark.

{Woolly louse} (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse ({Schizoneura lanigera} syn {Erisoma lanigera}) which is often very injurious to the apple tree. It is covered with a dense coat of white filaments somewhat resembling fine wool or cotton. In exists in two forms, one of which infests the roots, the other the branches. See Illust. under {Blight}.

{Woolly macaco} (Zo["o]l.), the mongoose lemur.

{Woolly maki} (Zo["o]l.), a long-tailed lemur ({Indris laniger}) native of Madagascar, having fur somewhat like wool; -- called also {avahi}, and {woolly lemur}.

{Woolly monkey} (Zo["o]l.), any South American monkey of the genus {Lagothrix}, as the caparro.

{Woolly rhinoceros} (Paleon.), an extinct rhinoceros ({Rhinoceros tichorhinus}) which inhabited the arctic regions, and was covered with a dense coat of woolly hair. It has been found frozen in the ice of Siberia, with the flesh and hair well preserved. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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