tamarin

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noun tam·a·rin \ˈta-mə-rən, -ˌran\

Definition of tamarin

  1. :  any of numerous small chiefly South American monkeys (genera Saguinus and Leontopithecus) that are related to the marmosets and have silky fur, a long tail, and lower canine teeth that are longer than the incisors

Origin and Etymology of tamarin

French tamary, tamarin, perhaps of Tupian origin


First Known Use: 1780

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