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  • n. Plural form of primate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. pitheci.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The first Linnean order of Mammalia, composed of the four genera Homo, Simia, Lemur, and Vespertilio, or man, monkeys, lemurs, and bats.
  • Now, the first or highest order of Mammalia, including man, monkeys, and lemurs.

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

  • n. an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

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