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n. pl. dour·ou·cou·lis
See night monkey.
[From Marivitano (indigenous language of southern Venezuela where Alexander von Humboldt made the first scientific description of night monkeys).]
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(Animals) a nocturnal omnivorous New World monkey, Aotus trivirgatus, of Central and South America, with large eyes, thick fur, and a round head with pale and dark markings
[from a South American Indian name]
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|Noun||1.||douroucouli - nocturnal monkey of Central America and South America with large eyes and thick fur|
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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