squirrel monkey
noun Date: 1773 any of several small soft-haired South American monkeys (genus Saimiri, especially S. sciureus of the family Cebidae) that have a long tail not used for grasping and are colored chiefly yellowish gray with a white face and black muzzle

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  • squirrel monkey — n. any of a genus (Saimiri) of small, tropical, New World monkeys (family Cebidae) characterized by naked black skin around the nose and mouth, white fur around the eyes and ears, and a long tail that is not prehensile …   English World dictionary

  • squirrel monkey — either of two small, long tailed monkeys, Saimiri oerstedii of Central America and S. sciureus of South America, having a small white face with black muzzle and gold, brown, or greenish fur: S. oerstedii is endangered. [1765 75] * * * Any of… …   Universalium

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  • squirrel monkey — Marmoset Mar mo*set (m[aum]r m[ o]*z[e^]t ; 277), n. [F. marmouset a grotesque figure, an ugly little boy, prob. fr. LL. marmoretum, fr. L. marmor marble. Perhaps confused with marmot. See {Marble}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squirrel monkey — noun small long tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle • Syn: ↑Saimiri sciureus • Hypernyms: ↑New World monkey, ↑platyrrhine, ↑platyrrhinian …   Useful english dictionary

  • squirrel monkey — type of small monkey that lives in Central and South America …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squirrel monkey — noun a small South American monkey with a non prehensile tail, typically moving through trees by leaping. [Saimiri sciureus and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • squirrel monkey — noun any of several small New World monkeys, of the genus Saimiri, that live in Central and South America …   Wiktionary

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