[ boosh-bey-bee ]
/ ˈbʊʃ ˌbeɪ bi /
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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.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also called galago.
Origin of bush baby
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for bush baby
/ (ˈbʊʃˌbeɪbɪ) /
noun plural -babies
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 tailAlso called: galago
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