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.

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Also called galago.

Origin of bush baby

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for bushbaby

bushbaby
/ (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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