• WordNet 3.6
    • n Cebus type genus of the Cebidae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cebus The typical genus of the family Cebidæ and subfamily Cebinæ, containing the ordinary prehensile-tailed and thumbed South American monkeys. The monkeys carried about by organ-grinders generally belong to this genus. See cut under Cebinæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cebus sē′bus a genus of South American monkeys—Cebidæ (seb′i-dē) is sometimes applied to all the broad-nosed New-World monkeys (Platyrrhini) with prehensile tails, in contrast to the Pithecidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kēbos.


In literature:

Cebus, expression when astonished.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
The Cebus monkeys were of a very different nature.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
It was play to the onlookers, but no sport to master Cebus.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
The cebus did not wait to be shown how to do things, but was an adept in devising ways to do them himself.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
In Charleston, a gentleman owns a fine specimen of the brown Cebus whose name is Jokes.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
The other was a species of Cebus, with a remarkably large head.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various

In news:

The SmartOne was one of the first CEBus-based home automation systems to hit the market.