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Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genera Leontopithecus and Saguinus of Central and South America, closely related to and resembling the marmosets but having a larger body, longer limbs, and lower canines that extend well beyond the incisors.
[French, from Galibi.]
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(Animals) any of numerous small monkeys of the genera Saguinus (or Leontocebus) and Leontideus, of South and Central American forests; similar to the marmosets: family Callithricidae
[C18: via French from Galibi]
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tam•a•rin(ˈtæm ə rɪn, -ˌræn)
any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontideus.
[1735–45; < French < Carib]
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|Noun||1.||tamarin - small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail|
marmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
Leontocebus rosalia, silky tamarin - golden South American monkey with long soft hair forming a mane
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