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le·mur

 (lē′mər)
n.
Any of various primates of the infraorder Lemuriformes of Madagascar and adjacent islands, having elongated lower incisors and nails on all digits except the second toe of the hind foot.

[New Latin Lemur, genus name, back-formation from Latin Lemurēs, lemures (from their ghostly appearance and their nocturnal habits).]

lemur

(ˈliːmə)
n
1. (Animals) any Madagascan prosimian primate of the family Lemuridae, such as Lemur catta (the ring-tailed lemur). They are typically arboreal, having foxy faces and long tails
2. (Animals) any similar or closely related animal, such as a loris or indris
[C18: New Latin, adapted from Latin lemurēs ghosts; so named by Linnaeus for its ghost-like face and nocturnal habits]
ˈlemur-ˌlike adj

le•mur

(ˈli mər)

n.
any small, arboreal, chiefly nocturnal prosimian primate of the family Lemuridae, of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, having large eyes and a foxlike face.
[1790–1800; < New Latin, appar. taken as singular of Latin lemurēs ghosts]
le′mur•like`, adj.

le·mur

(lē′mər)
Any of several small nocturnal mammals of the island of Madagascar. Lemurs have large eyes, soft fur, and a long tail, and live in trees. They are distantly related to monkeys.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tailslemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
Lemuroidea, suborder Lemuroidea - Lemuridae; Lorisidae; Daubentoniidae; Indriidae; used in some classifications instead of Prosimii; in others considered a subdivision of Prosimii
Lemur catta, Madagascar cat, ring-tailed lemur - small lemur having its tail barred with black
aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis - nocturnal lemur with long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth closely related to the lemurs
Loris gracilis, slender loris - slim-bodied lemur of southern India and Sri Lanka
Nycticebus pygmaeus, Nycticebus tardigradua, slow loris - stocky lemur of southeastern Asia
Perodicticus potto, potto, kinkajou - a kind of lemur
bush baby, bushbaby, galago - agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears
indri, Indri brevicaudatus, Indri indri, indris - large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn
Avahi laniger, woolly indris - nocturnal indris with thick grey-brown fur and a long tail
Translations
makipuoliapina
makimakimajom
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[ˈliːməʳ] Nlémur m

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[ˈliːmər] nlémur m

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nLemur m, → Maki m

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[ˈliːməʳ] nlemuride m
References in classic literature ?
Forasmuch as it is ordained of God that all flesh hath spirit and thereby taketh on spiritual powers, so, also, the spirit hath powers of the flesh, even when it is gone out of the flesh and liveth as a thing apart, as many a violence performed by wraith and lemure sheweth.
The X intentionally aimed by the oblivion of the name is nothing less than the very same dreadful larva tormenting the sleep of the living in the Roman system of religious beliefs; it is a real lemure, a real haunting ghost generating a specific anguish.