ruffed lemur

noun

Definition of ruffed lemur

: a large black-and-white lemur (Lemur varius) having the face framed by thick fringes of long hair on the sides of the head

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First Known Use of ruffed lemur

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Ruffed lemur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruffed%20lemur. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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