from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nocturnal lemur (Daubentonia madagascariensis) native to the rainforests of eastern and northwestern Madagascar, having prominent ears, a long bushy tail, a thin elongated middle finger, and rodentlike teeth.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A singular
nocturnal quadruped, of the family Daubentoniidae, allied to the lemurs, found in Madagascarremarkable for its long fingers, sharp nails, and rodent-like incisor teeth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun nocturnal lemur with long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth closely related to the lemurs
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I always thought the pictures of the aye-aye circulating around the net where photo manipulation.
Think reusable tote bags stamped with the aye-aye, with the tag line, "You may be ugly, but Oprah cares."
Brian Verrelli and his ASU team have performed the first sweeping, genetic evolutionary study of color vision in the aye-aye (pronounced "eye-eye"), a bushy-tailed, Madagascar native primate.
I think the book was the first to introduce to the world the marvellous diversity of wildlife on Madagascar - and, incidentally, the aye-aye.
Music:trust no one ...a baby aye-aye at Denver Zoo, by the good offices of the Telegraph's `Animal Pictures Of The Week' feature, a fecund source of LOLs and sigs.
One of the most unusual lemur species is the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis, EN), which has huge ears, shaggy fur, continuously growing incisors (like a rodent), and a very thin middle finger on each hand, that together with its large ears are used for catching woodboring insect larvae or excavating coconuts.
The simple truth is this: We have all been riding the Exxon Valdez for eight years, and McCain has done nothing but say 'aye-aye' to the drunken skipper.
There is also an unconfirmed report of aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis being seen just outside the reserve near Bekopaka.
The lemurs and other primates at far right are among the best here: there's an aye-aye, a sifaka, indri and others.
While millions of dollars have gone into saving the last three thousand pandas just because they're cute, at least one sorry creature—the aye-aye—is bound for extinction because it's ugly.