in·​dri | \ ˈin-drē How to pronounce indri (audio) \
plural indris

Definition of indri

: a large diurnal black-and-white lemur (Indri indri) of Madagascar that is about two feet long with a rudimentary tail

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Recent Examples on the Web Tip: To see Madagascar's largest species of lemurs, the indri, trek to the Andasibe National Park. National Geographic, "10 unforgettable animal-watching adventures," 21 June 2019 With huge eyes, long tails, and a face somewhere between a squirrel and a cat, lemurs range from the 3-foot indri to Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, which weighs about the same as an AA battery. National Geographic, "10 unforgettable animal-watching adventures," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of indri

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indri

French, from Malagasy indry look!

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“Indri.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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