spider monkey
noun Date: 1764 any of a genus (Ateles) of New World monkeys with long slender limbs, the thumb absent or rudimentary, and a very long prehensile tail

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  • Spider monkey — Spider Spi der, n.[OE. spi[thorn]re, fr. AS. spinnan to spin; so named from spinning its web; cf. D. spin a spider, G. spinne, Sw. spindel. See {Spin}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of arachnids comprising the order Araneina. Spiders …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spider monkey — n. any of a genus (Ateles, family Cebidae) of New World monkeys with long, spidery limbs, a long, prehensile tail, and the thumb rudimentary or absent …   English World dictionary

  • Spider monkey — Taxobox name = Spider monkeysMSW3 Groves|pages=150 151] image caption = Black headed Spider Monkey ( Ateles fusciceps ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Primates familia = Atelidae subfamilia = Atelinae genus = Ateles …   Wikipedia

  • spider monkey — any of several tropical American monkeys of the genus Ateles, having a slender body, long, slender limbs, and a long, prehensile tail: some are endangered. [1755 65] * * * Any of four species (family Cebidae) of diurnal, arboreal New World… …   Universalium

  • spider monkey — noun arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail • Syn: ↑Ateles geoffroyi • Hypernyms: ↑New World monkey, ↑platyrrhine, ↑platyrrhinian • Member Holonyms: ↑Ateles, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider monkey — noun Any New World monkey of the genus Ateles, with long, spindly limbs …   Wiktionary

  • spider monkey — noun a South American monkey with very long limbs and a long prehensile tail. [Genus Brachyteles: four species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spider monkey — spi′der mon key n. mam any slender, long limbed tropical American monkey of the genus Ateles, with a long, prehensile tail • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • spider monkey — /ˈspaɪdə mʌŋki/ (say spuyduh mungkee) noun any of various acrobatic monkeys of tropical America, genera Ateles, with a slender body, long slender limbs, and a long prehensile tail …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spider monkey (disambiguation) — Spidermonkey can refer to:* Spider monkey, found in the tropical forests of Mexico and Brazil. * SpiderMonkey (taxonomy editor), the XBRL taxonomy editor developed by CoreFiling Ltd. * SpiderMonkey (JavaScript engine), the code name for the first …   Wikipedia

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