babacoote

noun
ba·​ba·​coo·​te | \ ˌbäbəˈkütē \
variants: or less commonly babakoto \ -​kōt(ˌ)ō \
plural -s

Definition of babacoote

: a large Madagascan short-tailed lemur (Indri indri)

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First Known Use of babacoote

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babacoote

Malagasy babakoto

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“Babacoote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babacoote. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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