Definition of potto
: any of several African primates (genera Arctocebus and Perodicticus); especially : a nocturnal slow-moving arboreal primate (P. potto) with woolly brownish fur and a vestigial index finger
Origin of potto
perhaps from Wolof pata, a tailless monkey
First Known Use: 1763
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