Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genera Leontopithecus and Saguinus of Central and South America, closely related to and resembling the marmosets but having a larger body, longer limbs, and lower canines that extend well beyond the incisors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the small squirrel-monkeys of South America; a marmoset of the genus Midas, as M. leoninus, the lion tamarin; M. rosalia, the silky tamarin, or marikina; M. ursulus, the negro tamarin, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small squirrel-like South American monkeys of the genus Midas, especially Midas ursulus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One of a family of squirrel-sized South American monkeys.

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

  • noun small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Galibi.]

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