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

  • n. A New World shrub or small tree (Cyrilla racemiflora) of warm swampy areas, having leathery leaves, yellow fruit, and white flowers in clustered racemes that are borne at the tip of the preceding season's growth. Also called leatherwood.
  • n. An evergreen shrub or small tree (Cliftonia monophylla) of the southeast United States, having glossy leathery leaves, white to pinkish flowers clustered in racemes, and winged fruit.
  • n. Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genus Callicebus, living in tropical regions of South America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A New World monkey of the genus Callicebus, native to South America, distinguished by their long soft fur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as teetee.
  • n. A tree of the southern United States (Cliftonia monophylla) having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers succeeded by one-seeded drupes; -- called also black titi, buckwheat tree, and ironwood.
  • n. Any related tree of the genus Cyrilla, often disting. as white titi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of wildcat indigenous to Bolivia and found also around Lake Titicaca. The name of the lake is derived from a rock on the island of Titicaca which bears natural marks resembling heads of cats. In the valleys of the eastern Bolivian Andes the titi is called mulu-mulu in Aymará.
  • n. See tee-tee.
  • n. Same as buckwheat-tree.

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

  • n. tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers
  • n. deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
  • n. small South American monkeys with long beautiful fur and long nonprehensile tail


Origin unknown.
Spanish tití, from Aymara titi.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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