tarsier

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noun tar·si·er \ˈtär-sē-ər, -sē-ˌā\

Definition of tarsier

  1. :  any of a genus (Tarsius of the family Tarsiidae) of small chiefly nocturnal and arboreal carnivorous primates of the Malay Archipelago that have large round eyes, long legs, and a long nearly hairless tail

Origin and Etymology of tarsier

French, from tarse tarsus, from New Latin tarsus


First Known Use: circa 1774


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