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ti·ti 1

 (tī′tī′, tē′tē′)
n. pl. ti·tis
1. A shrub or small tree (Cyrilla racemiflora) of warm wetland regions of the Americas, having leathery leaves and small white flowers clustered in racemes. Also called leatherwood.
2. An evergreen shrub or small tree (Cliftonia monophylla) of the southeast United States, having glossy leathery leaves, white to pinkish flowers clustered in racemes, and winged fruit. Also called buckwheat tree.

[Origin unknown.]

ti·ti 2

 (tē-tē′)
n. pl. ti·tis
Any of various small arboreal monkeys of the genus Callicebus, living in tropical regions of South America and having long nonprehensile tails.

[Spanish tití, from Aymara titi.]

titi

(ˈtiːtiː)
n, pl -tis
(Animals) any of several small omnivorous New World monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America, having long beautifully coloured fur and a long nonprehensile tail
[via Spanish from Aymaran, literally: little cat]

titi

(ˈtiːtiː)
n, pl -tis
(Plants) any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the family Cyrillaceae of the southern US, esp the leatherwood and Cliftonia monophylla, which has white or pinkish fragrant flowers
[C19: of American Indian origin]

titi

(ˈtiːtiː)
n, pl titi
(Animals) NZ the sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus. See muttonbird1
[Māori, of imitative origin]

ti•ti1

(tiˈti)

n., pl. -tis.
any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America.
[1820–30, Amer.; < American Spanish]

ti•ti2

(ˈti ti, ˈtaɪ taɪ)

n., pl. -tis.
a North American shrub or small tree, Cliftoniamonophylla, of the family Cyrillaceae, with glossy leaves and elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers.
[1820–30; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.titi - tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers
Cliftonia, genus Cliftonia - one species: titi
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.titi - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leavestiti - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
3.titi - small South American monkeys with long beautiful fur and long nonprehensile tail
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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Reggie has joined a mixed smallprimate exhibit, which includes a breeding pair of Coppery titi monkeys and Goeldi monkeys in the former indoor lynx enclosure.
Reggie has joined a mixed small-primate group, which includes Tilda and Frank, a breeding pair of Coppery titi monkeys and Goeldi monkeys in the former indoor lynx enclosure.
Reggie has temporarily moved in with Tilda and Frank, a pair of Coppery titi monkeys and Francisco and Santiago, two Goeldi monkeys in the former indoor lynx enclosure, while a new purpose-built enclosure will be built in place of the tortoise enclosure in the coming weeks.
"Hopefully in the future he will be joined by a female so we can be in a breeding position." Reggie has temporarily moved in with Tilda and Frank, a pair of Coppery titi monkeys and Francisco and Santiago, two Goeldi monkeys in the former indoor lynx enclosure, while a new purpose-built enclosure will be built in place of the tortoise enclosure in the coming weeks.
Holding on to mum and brother will mean the pup can explore the branches of the rainforest, which they share with two-toed sloths, emperor tamarin and red titi monkeys and fruit bats.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed that it was in fact most closely related to South America's titi monkeys (Callicebinae).
Phylogenetic relationships of the New World titi monkeys (Callicebus): first appraisal of taxonomy based on molecular evidence.
Zoo curator Julie Mansell said "Belfast has been home to red titi monkeys since 2010 when Inca and Aztec arrived from London Zoo and Blackpool Zoo as part of the collaborative breeding programme.
Working with Jennifer, they helped to greatly reduce the numbers of titi monkeys who were getting killed by cars while crossing roads or by electrocution when using power lines to cross roads.
Estimating population density of Amazonian titi monkeys (Callicebus discolor) via playback point counts.
Today, monogamous primates such as titi monkeys native to South America have very low rates of infanticide.
The adenovirus of unknown origin that recently caused an outbreak of pneumonia and hepatitis in a colony of new world titi monkeys and sickened an animal handler (5) is distant from these adenoviruses.