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tamarin

[tam-uh-rin, -ran]
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noun
  1. any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontopithecus (Leontideus), having silky fur and a nonprehensile tail: several species are threatened or endangered.

Origin of tamarin

1735–45; < French < Carib
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tamarin

noun
  1. any of numerous small monkeys of the genera Saguinus (or Leontocebus) and Leontideus, of South and Central American forests; similar to the marmosets: family Callithricidae

Word Origin

C18: via French from Galibi
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