lemur
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin lemures, plural, ghosts Date: 1795 any of various arboreal chiefly nocturnal prosimian primates (superfamily Lemuroidea) that were formerly widespread but are now largely confined to Madagascar and that usually have a longish muzzle, large eyes, very soft woolly fur, and a long furry tail

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  • lémur — lémur …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • lémur — [ lemyr ] n. m. • 1873; de lémur(iens) ♦ Zool. Maki. ⊗ HOM. Lémure. lémur [lemyʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1873, Larousse; de lémur(iens). ❖ ♦ Zool. Maki. || Le lémur est un lémurien de Madagas …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lemur — Le mur (l[=e] m[u^]r), n. [L., a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a family ({Lemurid[ae]}) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lemur — lèmūr m <G lemúra> DEFINICIJA zool. polumajmun, iz porodice Lemuroidae, živi u šumama Madagaskara, u Africi i u JI Aziji; maki ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. lemur, v. lemuri …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Lemur — bezeichnet: in der römischen Mythologie den Geist eines Verstorbenen, siehe Lemures in der Biologie eine Teilordnung der Primaten, siehe Lemuren in der Science Fiction Serie Perry Rhodan die Vorfahren aller Menschenabkömmlinge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lemur — Lemur, Affe, so v.w. Maki …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lemur — Lemur, s. Maki …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • lèmūr — m 〈G lemúra〉 zool. polumajmun, iz porodice Lemuroidae, živi u šumama Madagaskara, u Africi i u JI Aziji; maki …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • lemur — nocturnal Madagascar mammal, 1795, coined by Linnaeus, from L. lemures (pl.) spirits of the dead in Roman mythology. So called for its nocturnal habits and ghostly stares. Lemuria (1864) was the name given by P.L. Sclater to a hypothetical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lemur — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mż I, Mc. lemururze {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} niewielki ssak nadrzewny o wydłużonym pyszczku, dużych oczach, długim ogonie i gęstej, puszystej sierści, aktywny nocą; żyje w stadach na Madagaskarze i Wyspach Komorskich… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • lémur — sustantivo masculino 1. (macho y hembra) Familia Lemuridae. Mamífero primate, con el hocico abultado, ojos salientes y larga cola, que habita en los árboles en las islas de Madagascar y Comores …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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