squirrel monkey

noun

Definition of squirrel monkey

: any of several small soft-haired South American monkeys (genus Saimiri, especially S. sciureus of the family Cebidae) that have a long tail not used for grasping and are colored chiefly yellowish gray with a white face and black muzzle

Examples of squirrel monkey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From a bat, buzzard and barn owl, to a scorpion, seahorse and squirrel monkey, Inside In is a collection of more than 50 arthropods, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Megan Gambino, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Dec. 2021 Over the last year, the zoo has also added some new residents, introducing a 2-year-old Queensland koala and a baby squirrel monkey. Brett Shweky, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Sep. 2021 In 1959, the Army launched Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey, aboard a missile for a suborbital flight that both survived. BostonGlobe.com, 28 May 2020 But researchers have been blindsided before, when efforts by White Coat Waste ended studies on squirrel monkeys, cats, and dogs at several federal facilities. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, 5 Dec. 2019 Most primates in accredited sanctuaries are chimpanzees, capuchins, and squirrel monkeys, according to Erika Fleury, program director for the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, or NAPSA, an advocacy group for captive primates. NBC News, 14 June 2019 Most primates in accredited sanctuaries are chimpanzees, capuchins, and squirrel monkeys, according to Erika Fleury, program director for the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, or NAPSA, an advocacy group for captive primates. NBC News, 14 June 2019 Authorities followed a tip that led them to Price's apartment, where the animals, including a squirrel monkey, a skink, three box turtles and two red-foot tortoises, were discovered. Lilly Price, USA TODAY, 6 June 2018 Be sure to keep an eye out for the two squirrel monkeys that live on the property as well as the swan that lives in the slough. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of squirrel monkey

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squirrel monkey was in 1773

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24 Dec 2021

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“Squirrel monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirrel%20monkey. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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