marmoset

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noun mar·mo·set \ˈmär-mə-ˌset, -ˌzet\

Definition of marmoset

  1. :  any of numerous small soft-furred South and Central American monkeys (family Callithricidae) with claws instead of nails on all the digits except the big toe

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Origin and Etymology of marmoset

Middle English marmusette kind of monkey, from Middle French marmoset grotesque figure, from marmouser to mumble, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1679

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MARMOSET Defined for English Language Learners

marmoset

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noun mar·mo·set \ˈmär-mə-ˌset, -ˌzet\

Definition of marmoset for English Language Learners

  • : a small monkey of South and Central America that has soft fur and a long tail


MARMOSET Defined for Kids

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noun mar·mo·set \ˈmär-mə-ˌset\

Definition of marmoset for Students

  1. :  a small monkey of South and Central America with soft fur and a bushy tail


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