Macaco

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Macaco (Zoöl) Any one of several species of lemurs, as the ruffed lemur (Lemur macaco), and the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n macaco The ring-tailed lemur or cat-lemur, the species of Lemur earliest known, described under this name by Buffon; the L. catta of Linnæus.
    • n macaco The technical specific name of the ruffed lemur, L. macaco.
    • n macaco Any lemur; a maki.
    • n macaco The so-called yellow lemur or kinkajou, Cercoleptes caudivolvulus: a misnomer. See cut under kinkajou.
    • n macaco A macaque. See Macacus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pg. macaco,

Usage

In literature:

He had among others a slave named Macaco, "on behalf of whom," said Gage, "I often pleaded, but in vain.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
There on some rank straw and old bits of cloth, a young macaco with a chain round his middle sat and shivered.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
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