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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  • douroucouli — n. m. ZOOL Singe nocturne des forêts denses sud américaines (genre Aotus), à pelage gris et à grands yeux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • douroucouli — 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

  • Douroucouli — Aotinae Aotinés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • douroucouli — mirikina statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Aotes trivirgatus angl. douroucouli; night monkey; three banded night monkey vok. Mirikina; Nachtaffe rus. мирикина; ночная обезьяна; трёхполосый дурукуль… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • douroucouli — noun Etymology: French, from an unidentified American Indian language of Venezuela Date: 1842 owl monkey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • douroucouli — /door euh kooh lee/, n. a small, nocturnal South American monkey of the genus Aotus, having large, owllike eyes: in danger of extinction. Also, douricouli /door i kooh lee/. Also called night monkey, owl monkey. [ < F; recorded by A. von Humboldt …   Universalium

  • douroucouli — noun A New World monkey of the genus Aotus, which is active at night and is missing the pinna of the outer ear. Syn: night monkey, owl monkey …   Wiktionary

  • douroucouli — small South American nocturnal monkey Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • douroucouli — [ˌdʊərʊ ku:li] noun (plural douroucoulis) a large eyed, chiefly nocturnal monkey found in South America. [Genus Aotus: two or more species.] Origin C19: prob. a S. Amer. Ind. name …   English new terms dictionary

  • douroucouli — dou·rou·cou·li …   English syllables

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