Definition of tarsier
: 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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