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- n. squirrel monkey
- n. Saimiri, a taxonomic genus of South American arboreal monkeys comprising the squirrel monkeys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A squirrel-monkey; a small South American monkey of the genus Saimiris (Geoffroy) or Chrysothrix (Wagler), having a bushy non-prehensile tail: extended to some other small squirrel-like monkeys of the same country, and confused with saguin (which see). Also written samiri, saimari, and rarely Englished saimir. See cut under squirrel-monkey.
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- n. squirrel monkeys
It was not long after that a pleasanter pet than either of them was found, and this was a beautiful little saimiri monkey, about the size of
The only living creature that accompanied them from their valley-home was the pretty saimiri, carried on the shoulder of the little Leona.
It came from the toldo; and, at the same instant, the saimiri was seen leaping out from the door.
It was a beautiful little creature -- a true saimiri, or squirrel monkey, called the "titi."
The sight of the smallest saimiri puts it to flight.
The saimiri, or titi of the Orinoco, the atele, the sajou, and other quadrumanous animals long known in Europe, form a striking contrast, both in their gait and habits, with the macavahu, called by the missionaries viudita, or widow in mourning.
The Yale team found that Herpesvirus saimiri, a virus that infects monkeys and can cause cancers, seems to have copied other non-coding bits of RNA from the host cell.
Brisson.] [* Simia sciurea, the saimiri of Buffon.] [* Simia lugens.] [* Cusiensi, or Simia trivirgata.] [* Simia melanocephala, mono feo.