Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sifaka

play
noun si·faka \sə-ˈfa-kə\

Definition of sifaka

  1. :  any of several diurnal mostly black-and-white lemurs (genus Propithecus) with a long tail and silky fur



Origin of sifaka

Malagasy


First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with sifaka


Learn More about sifaka


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sifaka? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift pince-nez kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ