indris


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in·dri

 (ĭn′drē)
n. pl. in·dris
A large arboreal lemur (Indri indri) of eastern Madagascar, having very long legs and a rudimentary tail.

[French, probably from Malagasy endira, local name for the indri.]

indris

(ˈɪndrɪs) or

indri

n, pl -dris
1. (Animals) a large Madagascan arboreal lemuroid primate, Indri indri, with thick silky fur patterned in black, white, and fawn: family Indriidae
2. (Animals) woolly indris a related nocturnal Madagascan animal, Avahi laniger, with thick grey-brown fur and a long tail
[C19: from French: lemur, from Malagasy indry! look! mistaken for the animal's name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indris - large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawnindris - large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn
lemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
genus Indri - type genus of the Indriidae
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The indris, the size of a small child, leap like gymnasts among rainforest trees.
Animals: AARDVARK, ALPACA, AMADAVAT or AVADAVAT (Indian song bird), BLACK MAMBA (snake), CARACAL (lynx), CARACARA (vulture-like bird), MATAMATA (a turtle), HELLBENDER (salamander), LEVERET (young hare), TREECREEPER (bird), TREE SHREW, INDRIS (a lemurine animal), SISKIN (bird), KOODOO or COODOO (antelope), MOORCOCK (bird), POTOROO (kangaroo-rat), WOODCOCK (bird), CUSCUS (a marsupial)
This year Mohammed Ali Indris, a coffee farmer from Ethiopia's Kafa province, expects $60 for a coffee crop that five years ago bought him and his family $320.