cal·​li·​mi·​co | \ ˌkaləˈmē(ˌ)kō \

Definition of callimico

1 capitalized : a genus of small marmosetlike monkeys of the Amazon basin related to the spider monkeys and howlers but usually considered to constitute a separate subfamily of Cebidae
2 plural -s : any monkey of the genus Callimico

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History and Etymology for callimico

New Latin, from calli- + Portuguese & Spanish mico, a kind of marmoset

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“Callimico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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