indri

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indri large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Indri (Zoöl) Any lemurine animal of the genus Indris.☞ Several species are known, all of them natives of Madagascar, as the diadem indris (Indris diadema), which has a white ruff around the forehead; the woolly indris (Indris laniger); and the short-tailed or black indris (Indris brevicaudatus), which is black, varied with gray.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n indri The babakoto, Indris or Lichanotus brevicaudatus, a lemurine quadruped of Madagascar, belonging to the subfamily Indrisinæ and family Lemuridæ. The tail is extremely short; the hind limbs are disproportionately long; and both hands and feet are, on account of their large size and the separation of the thumbs and great toes, well fitted for grasping. The muzzle is short and nearly naked; the pelage is soft and woolly, and very variable in coloration. The animal is of about the size of a cat, lives in trees, and has a wailing cry.
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Usage

In literature:

I, the Indri; II, the true Lemurs; III, the slow Lemurs and IV, the Galagos.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
The Indri is the largest of Lemurs, measuring about two feet in length.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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