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n. pl. ua·ka·ris
Either of two medium-sized fruit-eating arboreal monkeys (Cacajao calvus or C. melanocephalus) of Amazonia, having a nearly bare stomach with long hair on the shoulders and upper back and a short bushy nonprehensile tail.

[Of Tupian origin; akin to Amazonian Língua Geral (Tupí-based lingua franca of the Amazon River region) acari.]


(Animals) a monkey of the genus Cacajao with a bald red face and long reddish fur, found in the north-western Amazon basin
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Noun1.uakari - medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basinuakari - medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basin; only New World monkey with a short tail
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails