saimiri

noun
sai·​mi·​ri | \ sīˈmirē \

Definition of saimiri

1 plural -s : squirrel monkey
2 capitalized [New Latin, from Portuguese] : a genus of small arboreal gregarious South American monkeys comprising the squirrel monkeys

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History and Etymology for saimiri

Portuguese, from Guarani çaí miri, literally, little monkey

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“Saimiri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saimiri. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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