spider monkey


Definition of spider monkey

: any of a genus (Ateles) of New World monkeys with long slender limbs, the thumb absent or rudimentary, and a very long prehensile tail

Examples of spider monkey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deputy Curator of Mammals Dr. Nick Davis explained what the baby spider monkey's birth means for its species as a whole in the zoo's official announcement. Jd Knapp, PEOPLE.com, 25 Sep. 2021 After visiting Bolivia's Senda Verde refuge, Bailey decided to contribute to its work by offering NFTs for Viento, a spider monkey, and Canelo, a howler monkey, on Opensea, a popular site for token commerce. Charu Suri, Travel + Leisure, 19 July 2021 The El Paso Zoo in Texas is preparing to press charges against a woman who jumped into a spider monkey exhibit on May 22 and fed Flamin' Hot Cheetos to the animals, the El Paso Times reported. Andrews Mcmeel Syndication, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 The El Paso Zoo plans to press charges against a Texas woman who was caught on camera trespassing into a spider monkey enclosure. Julia Musto, Fox News, 27 May 2021 The footage, shared on Instagram on Saturday, shows the woman beneath a waterfall in the zoo’s spider monkey exhibit, feeding something to two of the primates. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 25 May 2021 In an ecosystem fit with extreme animals, like the spider monkey, what could happen if SlothBot doesn’t blend in? Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2021 Theron voices a spider monkey leading the boy on his quest to take on his mother’s sisters and evil grandfather Raiden the Moon King. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 7 Aug. 2020 Here, there is a Brachiation Station at which kids can grab on swing from limb-to-limb, like spider monkeys and primates. Roxanne Washington, cleveland, 7 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of spider monkey

1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spider monkey was in 1764

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“Spider monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spider%20monkey. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spider monkey

: a monkey of Central and South America that has long, thin arms and legs and a very long tail

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