noun mar·mo·set \ˈmär-mə-ˌset, -ˌzet\

: a small monkey of South and Central America that has soft fur and a long tail

Full Definition of MARMOSET

:  any of numerous small soft-furred South and Central American monkeys (family Callithricidae) with claws instead of nails on all the digits except the big toe

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Origin of MARMOSET

Middle English marmusette kind of monkey, from Middle French marmoset grotesque figure, from marmouser to mumble, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1679

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole
MARMOSET Defined for Kids


noun mar·mo·set \ˈmär-mə-ˌset\

Definition of MARMOSET for Kids

:  a small monkey of South and Central America with soft fur and a bushy tail


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