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n. pl. in·dris
A large arboreal lemur (Indri indri) of eastern Madagascar, having very long legs and a rudimentary tail.
[French, probably from Malagasy endira, local name for the indri.]
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n, pl -dris
1. (Animals) a large Madagascan arboreal lemuroid primate, Indri indri, with thick silky fur patterned in black, white, and fawn: family Indriidae
2. (Animals) woolly indris a related nocturnal Madagascan animal, Avahi laniger, with thick grey-brown fur and a long tail
[C19: from French: lemur, from Malagasy indry! look! mistaken for the animal's name]
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|Noun||1.||indris - large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn|
lemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
genus Indri - type genus of the Indriidae
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