babacoote

noun

ba·​ba·​coo·​te
ˌbäbəˈkütē
variants or less commonly babakoto
-kōt(ˌ)ō
plural -s
: a large Madagascan short-tailed lemur (Indri indri)

Word History

Etymology

Malagasy babakoto

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of babacoote was in 1870

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“Babacoote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babacoote. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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