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mar·mo·set

 (mär′mə-sĕt′, -zĕt′)
n.
Any of various very small New World monkeys of the genera Callithrix and Cebuella, having a long tail and long incisors that they use to penetrate bark to extract gum and sap.

[Middle English marmusette, a kind of small monkey, from Old French marmouset, grotesque figurine, alteration (influenced by marmouser, to murmur) of marmotte, marmot; see marmot.]

marmoset

(ˈmɑːməˌzɛt)
n
1. (Animals) any small South American monkey of the genus Callithrix and related genera, having long hairy tails, clawed digits, and tufts of hair around the head and ears: family Callithricidae
2. (Animals) pygmy marmoset a related form, Cebuella pygmaea: the smallest monkey, inhabiting tropical forests of the Amazon
[C14: from Old French marmouset grotesque figure, of obscure origin]

mar•mo•set

(ˈmɑr məˌzɛt, -ˌsɛt)

n.
any squirrel-sized South and Central American monkey of the family Callithricidae, having soft fur and a long nonprehensile tail.
[1350–1400; Middle English marmusette a kind of monkey, an idol < Old French marmouset, appar. derivative of marmos(er) to murmur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nailsmarmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
true marmoset - a marmoset
Cebuella pygmaea, pygmy marmoset - the smallest monkey; of tropical forests of the Amazon
leoncita, lion marmoset, lion monkey, tamarin - small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
Translations

marmoset

[ˈmɑːməzet] Ntití m

marmoset

nKrallenaffe m, → Pinseläffchen nt

marmoset

[ˈmɑːməʊˌzɛt] ncallitricide m
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He further placed everyone under the surveillance of his closest advisors, known by their detractors as the marmousets, giving veto power to his closest advisor, Bureau de la Riviere, 'lequel scet pleinement nostre volente et entencion sur le fait de noz enfanz dessuz diz' ('who fully knows our will and intention regarding our said children').
Importantly, this document does not refer to Louis Hotteterre, the brother of Nicolas (dit Colin), who lived on the rue Marmousets in the parish of Ste Marie Magdelaine, but to the Louis whom I first identified in an earlier article: a letter written in 1712 by the French oboist Louis Rousselet mentions that he had left a musette for repair with Louis Hotteterre, who lived 'proche le Pon [sic] Marie.