Tupaia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tupaia the type genus of the Tupaia: chief genus of tree shrews
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tupaia The typical genus of the family Tupaiidæ, the squirrel-shrows, containing several species of India, the Malay peninsula, and various Malayan islands. They are pretty little creatures of arboreal habits, with long bushy tails, feeding upon fruits and insects, with the general aspect and manners of squirrels. Some are called banxring and tana. Also written Tupaja, Tupaya.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tupaia tū-pā′ya the genus of squirrel-shrews found in the Malay Peninsula, &c.
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Usage

In literature:

Moreover this Squirrel, like some Tupaias, lives largely on the ground among fallen logs.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

Mountain tree shrews (Tupaia Montana), like this one, feed on the nectar coating the undersides of leaves of the Nepenthes lowii pitcher plant.
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