bush baby

or bush·ba·by

[ boosh-bey-bee ]

  1. any of several nocturnal, lemurlike strepsirrhines of the genus Galago, native to African forests, with large ears and eyes, long and slender fingers and toes, thick woolly fur, and a long, large, bushy tail: noted for acute hearing and superior jumping skills.

Origin of bush baby

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby bush baby

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British Dictionary definitions for bushbaby


/ (ˈbʊʃˌbeɪbɪ) /

nounplural -babies
  1. any agile nocturnal arboreal prosimian primate of the genera Galago and Euoticus, occurring in Africa south of the Sahara: family Lorisidae (lorises). They have large eyes and ears and a long tail: Also called: galago

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