indri

[ in-dree ]
/ ˈɪn dri /

noun, plural in·dris.

a short-tailed lemur, Indri indri, of Madagascar, about 2 feet (60 cm) in length: an endangered species.

Origin of indri

1830–40; < French indri < Malagasy indry look!, wrongly taken as animal's name
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indris

indri (ˈɪndrɪ)

/ (ˈɪndrɪs) /

noun plural -dris

a large Madagascan arboreal lemuroid primate, Indri indri, with thick silky fur patterned in black, white, and fawn: family Indriidae
woolly indris a related nocturnal Madagascan animal, Avahi laniger, with thick grey-brown fur and a long tail

Word Origin for indris

C19: from French: lemur, from Malagasy indry! look! mistaken for the animal's name
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