squirrel monkey

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

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

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