bush baby


noun

any of several nocturnal, lemurlike primates of the genus Galago, native to African forests, with large ears and eyes, long and slender fingers and toes, thick woolly fur, and a large, bushy tail.

Nearby words

  1. buschke-löwenstein tumor,
  2. buschke-ollendorf syndrome,
  3. busera,
  4. busgirl,
  5. bush,
  6. bush ballad,
  7. bush basil,
  8. bush bean,
  9. bush broom,
  10. bush canary

Origin of bush baby

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called galago.

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