Definitions

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  • n. squirrel monkey
  • n. Saimiri, a taxonomic genus of South American arboreal monkeys comprising the squirrel monkeys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A squirrel-monkey; a small South American monkey of the genus Saimiris (Geoffroy) or Chrysothrix (Wagler), having a bushy non-prehensile tail: extended to some other small squirrel-like monkeys of the same country, and confused with saguin (which see). Also written samiri, saimari, and rarely Englished saimir. See cut under squirrel-monkey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. squirrel monkeys

Etymologies

From Portuguese saí-mirim ("little monkey") (Wiktionary)

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