lion tamarin

noun

Definition of lion tamarin 

: any of three tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas, L. chrysopygus, and L. rosalia) that have long silky fur and a golden mane and are found in isolated remnants of tropical forests in southeastern Brazil — see golden lion tamarin

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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