potto

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noun pot·to \ˈpä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of potto

plural

pottos

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1763


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