from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of the species of small American marmosets of the genus Midas.


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  • The small silky apes (Arctopitheca or Hapalidae), which include the tamarin (Midas) and the brush-monkey (Jacchus), have only five molars in each half of the jaw (instead of six), and so seem to be nearer to the eastern apes.

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