from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of the tupaiids.


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  • Sir T. Stamford Raffles was the next to describe it, which he did under the generic name _T.paia_ -- _tupai_ being a Malayan word applied to various squirrel-like small animals -- but he was somewhat forestalled in the publication of his papers by MM.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

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