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  • n. Any of several species of lemur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of small lemurs, as Lemur murinus, which resembles a rat in size.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Guiana and the British West Indies, the larva of a cerambycid beetle of the genus Prionus. This larva is, or was, eaten by both whites and blacks, after cleaning and roasting.


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  • Yeah, I thought macaques were monkeys, not lemurs, but too lazy to double-check. Thanks, Pro!

    August 26, 2008

  • It's actually a ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta!

    August 26, 2008

  • The "ring-tailed macauco," illustrated here, looks like a macaque. (Nice modern color photo here.)

    August 26, 2008