Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genera Leontideus 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.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

French, from Galibi.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • “If music based on tamarin calls can alter their behavior, then our ancestors would have been able to use similar components of music to influence one another, and perhaps simple words to name things or to express actions.”

    Play me that monkey music

  • A new monkey, a subspecies of saddleback tamarin, has been described.

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  • I have a strong liking for duck $16, so that was a given, here delivered in a bowl ripe with aromatic 5-spice powder, accompanied by charred frisee, chicory, tamarin syrup, and grains of paradise, a pungent spice.

    Jay Weston: Good Evening Vietnam: Red Medicine Is Here

  • Sauces range from sweet coconut to eye-fogging special kulambhzu, a tamarin curry.

    Palette for the Palate

  • The cooperative model Dr. Kleiman pioneered with the golden lion tamarin project has since been widely adopted as the most effective way to manage the genetics of rare species.

    Devra G. Kleiman dies at 67; helped create field of conservation biology

  • SIEGEL: You wrote - in your story, you mentioned a complaint from some years ago from 1995, about another experiment with cotton-top tamarin monkeys.

    Harvard Probes Claims Of Scientific Misconduct

  • The bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas), howler monkey (Alouatta belzebul), and red-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) are all eastern Amazonian primates.

    Tocantins-Araguaia-Maranhão moist forests

  • Paraná/Paranaíba interior forests are home to Atlantic rare vertebrates such as the golden-rumped lion tamarin (Leontophitecus chysopygus) and the brown howler monkey (Alouatta fusca), which have a few populations scattered in the remaining remnants of these forests.

    Parañá-Paraíba interior forests

  • The golden-headed lion tamarin has been brought back from the edge of extinction.

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  • Our taxes have recently funded studies to see how brain damage affects the sexual behavior of hamsters, whether loud noises impact yelling by tamarin monkeys, if young rats like saccharine and cocaine more than older rats do and whether cats who have had their brain stems cut and portions of their brains removed will walk on a treadmill.

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  • Best served with tamarind sauce.

    July 16, 2008