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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||lemur - 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
aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis - nocturnal lemur with long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth closely related to the lemurs
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
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lemur[ˈliːməʳ] N → lémur m
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lemur[ˈliːmər] n → lémur m
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lemur[ˈliːməʳ] n → lemuride m
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