tupaia

noun tu·paia \t(y)üˈpīə\

Definition of tupaia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Tupaiidae) that is the chief genus of tree shrews

  2. 2 less commonly tupaya \"\ plural -s :  tree shrew

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Origin and Etymology of tupaia

New Latin, from Malay tupai squirrel


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