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  • n. A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus), allied to the marmoset.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus), allied to the marmoset. The name was originally applied to an albino variety.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small squirrel-like monkey of South America. one of the marmosets or oustitis, of the genus Hapale or Jacchus. H. argentatus is white, with black tail and flesh-colored face and hands.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of marmosets based on this species.

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  • Illustration here is titled "The Mico or Fair Monkey." Further poking around revealed this page and the name Simia argentata. (Second from top in the left column.)

    August 26, 2008