Jacchus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jacchus (Zoöl) The common marmoset (Hapale vulgaris). Formerly, the name was also applied to other species of the same genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jacchus A small squirrel-like monkey of South America, a kind of marmoset, Hapale jacchus.
    • n jacchus [capitalized] A genus of marmosets: same as Hapale. Also Iacchus. See Mididæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jacchus jak′us a South American marmoset.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. Jacchus, a mystic name of Bacchus, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

The prettiest of all monkeys is the Marmozet; the Ouistiti of Buffon; the Simia Jacchus of Linnaeus.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
MIDAS LEONINAS, OR JACCHUS ROSALIA.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jacchus, whom the spirits invoke, is the glorified Bacchus, the highest ideal of what was vital religion in those days.
"Is Polite Society Polite?" by Julia Ward Howe
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