aye–aye

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noun \ˈī-ˌī\

Definition of aye–aye

  1. :  a small primitive nocturnal forest-dwelling primate (Daubentonia madagascariensis) of northern Madagascar that has a round head, large eyes and ears, and long thin fingers

Origin and Etymology of aye–aye

French, from Malagasy aiay


First Known Use: 1781

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