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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

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.]
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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]


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]


n, pl titi
(Animals) NZ the sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseus. See muttonbird1
[Māori, of imitative origin]
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n., pl. -tis.
any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America.
[1820–30, Amer.; < American Spanish]


(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]
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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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And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti-piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
This is the first time we've had a pair of titi monkeys, which has enabled us to join the European breeding programme, so we're hopeful for tiny titis soon!
THERE'S a clear tell-'tail' sign our newly arrived female Coppery titi monkey, Tilda, is already making an impression male Frank!
Realising the need to be more creative, director Norzizi Zulkifli has decided to use the approach in the Mak Yong Titis Sakti play which is set to go on stage from Jan 27 to Feb 4.
'So there is a need for traditional theatre to have a dash of modernism or something different, if not, the play may just die off,' he told Bernama during a preview of Mak Yong Titis Sakti at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), recently.
While some ecological data are available for the other Atlantic Forest titis (Muller, 1996; Neri, 1997; Price and Piedade, 2001; Heiduck, 2002; Oliveira et al., 2003; Trevelin et al., 2007), it may be premature to assume that C.
In the smaller fragments (5 and 6), the presence of titis was investigated using playbacks of the typical territorial duet vocalisation of the genus (Callicebus nigrifrons (Spix, 1823)), played through an MP3-megaphone system developed by Santos Junior (2007).
The repopulation of the species is made more difficult because titis are monogamous, mating for life.
"The red titis are rare and this is the first time this zoo has had one born here."
The conversion raises Interplay capital by USD10 million significantly reducing debt, according to Titis Interactive Chairman Eric Caen.
(38) The only real exception to this dire state of affairs was te hopu titi ki Rakiura--the exclusive harvesting and preservation of juvenile titi (sooty shearwaters/'muttonbirds') from several dozen islands adjacent to Stewart Island.
Poha are the traditional storage vessels used to hold preserved titi. They consist of a kelp-bag full of preserved tita that is placed into a flax-basket, wrapped with totara bark, and laced tight with strips of flax.