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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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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.
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 different estimates were used for comparisons with other studies of personatus group titis.
Observations of titis in the four main fragments revealed group sizes of between two and five individuals (Table 1).
She explained that at 8am 'we left out grass house and started for the place that we were to take the titis from' and added that 'titis were terrors to bite' so she 'had two pairs of gloves on'.
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.
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 rare red titi monkey is 3ins long and weighed 'oz at birth.
The conversion raises Interplay capital by USD10 million significantly reducing debt, according to Titis Interactive Chairman Eric Caen.