Simple Definition of lemur
: an animal that is related to monkeys and that lives in trees mostly in Madagascar
Full Definition of lemur
: any of various arboreal chiefly nocturnal prosimian primates (superfamily Lemuroidea) that were formerly widespread but are now largely confined to Madagascar and that usually have a longish muzzle, large eyes, very soft woolly fur, and a long furry tail
Origin of lemur
New Latin, from Latin lemures, plural, ghosts
First Known Use: 1795
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