from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of American platyrrhine monkeys, of the family Cebidœ and subfamily Cebinœ; the spider-monkeys or sapajous, with attenuate bodies, very long slender limbs, and long powerfully prehensile tails: so called because the thumb is rudimentary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of American monkeys with prehensile tails, and having the thumb wanting or rudimentary. See spider monkey, and coaita.

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

  • noun spider monkeys


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