tamarin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tamarin small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tamarin (Zoöl) Any one of several species of small squirrel-like South American monkeys of the genus Midas, especially Midas ursulus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tamarin One of the small squirrel-monkeys of South America; a marmoset of the genus Midas, as M. leoninus, the lion tamarin; M. rosalia, the silky tamarin, or marikina; M. ursulus, the negro tamarin, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tamarin tam′a-rin a small South American squirrel-monkey.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the native name in Cayenne

Usage


In news:

Chef Tammy Hyunh, Tamarine Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA.
Marc Hauser engaged in misconduct during research involving Tamarin monkeys (shown above) Wikimedia Commons, Brocken Inaglory.
Research suggests that animals such as these cotton-top tamarin monkeys cannot master the more complex grammars that are central to human language.
Golden lion tamarins are tiny monkeys that are about the size of squirrels.
Golden lion tamarins are native to Brazil's Atlantic coastal rainforests.
It now numbers more than 1,600 after a network of zoos successfully reintroduced captive-born tamarins to the wild.
As well as jaguars and maned wolves, the researchers hope to clone black lion tamarins, bush dogs, coatis, collared anteaters, gray brocket deer and bison.
Chef Tammy Huynh, Tamarine, Palo Alto, CA.
In 2005, she was called to treat an unusual patient: an emperor tamarin at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Tamarin monkeys, like those seen here, will likely be the first to be negatively affected by climate change.
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