marmoset


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mar·mo·set

 (mär′mə-sĕt′, -zĕt′)
n.
Any of various very small New World monkeys of the genera Callithrix and Cebuella, having a long tail and long incisors that they use to penetrate bark to extract gum and sap.

[Middle English marmusette, a kind of small monkey, from Old French marmouset, grotesque figurine, alteration (influenced by marmouser, to murmur) of marmotte, marmot; see marmot.]

marmoset

(ˈmɑːməˌzɛt)
n
1. (Animals) any small South American monkey of the genus Callithrix and related genera, having long hairy tails, clawed digits, and tufts of hair around the head and ears: family Callithricidae
2. (Animals) pygmy marmoset a related form, Cebuella pygmaea: the smallest monkey, inhabiting tropical forests of the Amazon
[C14: from Old French marmouset grotesque figure, of obscure origin]

mar•mo•set

(ˈmɑr məˌzɛt, -ˌsɛt)

n.
any squirrel-sized South and Central American monkey of the family Callithricidae, having soft fur and a long nonprehensile tail.
[1350–1400; Middle English marmusette a kind of monkey, an idol < Old French marmouset, appar. derivative of marmos(er) to murmur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nailsmarmoset - small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
true marmoset - a marmoset
Cebuella pygmaea, pygmy marmoset - the smallest monkey; of tropical forests of the Amazon
leoncita, lion marmoset, lion monkey, tamarin - small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
Translations

marmoset

[ˈmɑːməzet] Ntití m

marmoset

nKrallenaffe m, → Pinseläffchen nt

marmoset

[ˈmɑːməʊˌzɛt] ncallitricide m
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