from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nocturnal lemur (Daubentonia madagascariensis) native to northern Madagascar, having prominent ears, a long bushy tail, and rodentlike teeth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A singular nocturnal quadruped, of the family Daubentoniidae, allied to the lemurs, found in Madagascar remarkable for its long fingers, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A singular nocturnal quadruped, allied to the lemurs, found in Madagascar (Cheiromys Madagascariensis), remarkable for its long fingers, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of a remarkable lemurine quadruped of Madagascar, of the suborder Prosimiæ, family Daubentoniidæ (or Chiromyidæ), the Daubentonia (or Chiromys) madagascariensis, which combines a rodent-like dentition with the general characters of the lemurs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal lemur with long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth closely related to the lemurs
French, from Malagasy aiay, probably imitative of its cry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French aye-aye, from Malagasy hay-hay, ahay, or aiay. (Wiktionary)