Definition of lemur
: any of various arboreal chiefly nocturnal primates (superfamily Lemuroidea) that were formerly widespread but are now largely confined to Madagascar and that usually have a longish muzzle, large eyes, very soft woolly fur, and a long furry tail
Recent Examples of lemur from the Web
That's why breeding lemurs in zoos is so critical,'' Eparvier stated.
In addition to the penguins, Africa Rocks will highlight baboons, lemurs that can leap across expanses of 40 feet and monkeys that live in social groups led by the females.
To be able to follow an Indri lemur leaping through the forest was amazing or walking with a Komodo dragon hopefully allowed people to feel closer to each of the characters.
There were giraffes, lemurs, monkeys, cheetahs, gazelles, antelope, and hyenas.
Wild Florida features lemurs, zebras, watusi, bobcats, sloths, and other exotic animals.
A murder of crows, a flamboyance of flamingos and a conspiracy of lemurs: These are all fun and somewhat fitting names for these groups of animals.
The new exhibit is home to more than 40 species of mammals, reptiles and birds, including baboons, monkeys, lemurs, crocodiles, leopards, penguins and sharks.
For those who don’t have tiny humans running about underfoot, King Julien is a spin-off of the Madagascar franchise that follows the lemurs.
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Origin and Etymology of lemur
New Latin, from Latin lemures, plural, ghosts
First Known Use: 1795See Words from the same year
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Definition of lemur for English Language Learners
: an animal that is related to monkeys and that lives in trees mostly in Madagascar
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