I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1827 1. a tree (Cliftonia monophylla of the family Cyrillaceae) of the southeastern United States with leathery leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers 2. leatherwood 2 II. noun Etymology: American Spanish tití Date: 1832 any of a genus (Callicebus) of small South American monkeys having long thick variably colored fur and a tail that is not prehensile

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  • titi — titi …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • titi — [ titi ] n. m. • 1830; mot pop. de formation enfantine ♦ Gamin déluré et malicieux. ⇒ gavroche. Un titi parisien. « cette drôlerie qui tient lieu d esprit aux titis mâles et femelles éclos sur le pavé de Paris » (Maupassant ). ● titi nom masculin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Titi — steht für: Springaffen, Callicebus, Gattung der Neuweltaffen, engl. Titis oder Titi monkeys Dunkler Sturmtaucher, Puffinus griseus, Sturmvogel des Südpazifiks, auch unter der Bezeichnung der Māori Tītī bekannt Titi ist der Name folgender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Titi — Ti ti, n. [Orig. uncert.] 1. A tree of the southern United States ({Cliftonia monophylla}) having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers succeeded by one seeded drupes; called also {black titi}, {buckwheat tree}, and {ironwood}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tití — común (Callithrix jacchus). Tití es el nombre vulgar de diferentes especies de primates americanos (platirrinos): Todas las especies de la subfamilia Callitrichinae (callitrícidos), que son también conocidos como tamarinos y que para algunos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • titi — ☆ titi1 [tīt′ī, tēt′ē ] n. [< ?] a small tree (Cliftonia monophylla) of a family (Cyrillaceae, order Ericales) of evergreen, dicotyledonous trees and shrubs, with white or pinkish flowers, found in the S U.S. titi2 [tē tē′] n. [Sp tití <… …   English World dictionary

  • titi- — Repetición del sonido expresivo «ti» con significado semejante. Es imitativo o expresivo en «titilar, titiritaina» y puramente imitativo en «tití» y «titiritar». ⇒ T …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Titi — Ti ti, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Teetee}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Titi — Titi, 1) so v.w. Saimiri; 2) so v.w. Uistiti …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Titi — Titi(Titti,Ditti)n kleinesKind.Gehörtzu»⇨Titte1«oderspieltanauf»Tidde=Knabenpenis«.Seitdem19.Jh …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • titi — 1832, from native name in Tupi …   Etymology dictionary

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