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ti·ti 1

 (tī′tī′, tē′tē′)
n. pl. ti·tis
1. A shrub or small tree (Cyrilla racemiflora) of warm wetland regions of the Americas, having leathery leaves and small white flowers clustered in racemes. Also called leatherwood.
2. 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. Also called buckwheat tree.

[Origin unknown.]

ti·ti 2

 (tē-tē′)
n. pl. ti·tis
Any of various small arboreal monkeys of the genus Callicebus, living in tropical regions of South America and having long nonprehensile tails.

[Spanish tití, from Aymara titi.]

titi

(ˈtiːtiː)
n, pl -tis
(Animals) any of several small omnivorous New World monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America, having long beautifully coloured fur and a long nonprehensile tail
[via Spanish from Aymaran, literally: little cat]

titi

(ˈtiːtiː)
n, pl -tis
(Plants) any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the family Cyrillaceae of the southern US, esp the leatherwood and Cliftonia monophylla, which has white or pinkish fragrant flowers
[C19: of American Indian origin]

titi

(ˈtiːtiː)
n, pl titi
(Animals) NZ the sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus. See muttonbird1
[Māori, of imitative origin]

ti•ti1

(tiˈti)

n., pl. -tis.
any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America.
[1820–30, Amer.; < American Spanish]

ti•ti2

(ˈti ti, ˈtaɪ taɪ)

n., pl. -tis.
a North American shrub or small tree, Cliftoniamonophylla, of the family Cyrillaceae, with glossy leaves and elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers.
[1820–30; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.titi - tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers
Cliftonia, genus Cliftonia - one species: titi
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.titi - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leavestiti - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
3.titi - small South American monkeys with long beautiful fur and long nonprehensile tail
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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