woolly spider monkey


Definition of woolly spider monkey

: a large monkey (Brachyteles arachnoides) of southeastern Brazil with woolly hair, long limbs, a long prehensile tail, and a thumb which is absent or rudimentary

First Known Use of woolly spider monkey

1926, in the meaning defined above

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