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night monkey

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noun
  1. douroucouli.

Origin of night monkey

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • In Nicaragua, the night-monkey, Cercoleptes caudivolvulus, which has sharp claws.

    The Gegence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish Dialect of Nicaragua

    Daniel G. Brinton