potto

noun pot·to \ ˈpä-(ˌ)tō \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of potto

plural pottos
:any of several African primates (genera Arctocebus and Perodicticus); especially :a nocturnal slow-moving arboreal primate (P. potto) with woolly brownish fur and a vestigial index finger

Origin and Etymology of potto

perhaps from Wolof pata, a tailless monkey


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