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squirrel monkey

noun

Definition of squirrel monkey

  1. :  any of several small soft-haired South American monkeys (genus Saimiri, especially S. sciureus of the family Cebidae) that have a long tail not used for grasping and are colored chiefly yellowish gray with a white face and black muzzle



1773

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1773


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