ti·​ti | \ ˈtī-ˌtī How to pronounce titi (audio) \

Definition of titi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a tree (Cliftonia monophylla of the family Cyrillaceae) of the southeastern U.S. with leathery leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers
ti·​ti | \ ti-ˈtē How to pronounce titi (audio) \

Definition of titi (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of a genus (Callicebus) of small South American monkeys having long thick variably colored fur and a tail that is not prehensile

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In the meaning defined above

First Known Use of titi

Noun (1)

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for titi

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

American Spanish tití

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“Titi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titi. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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