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olingo

[ oh-ling-goh ]
/ oʊˈlɪŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural o·lin·gos.

any nocturnal, arboreal mammal of the genus Bassaricyon, having large eyes and a long, ringed tail, related to raccoons and coatis, and inhabiting tropical jungles from Nicaragua to Peru and Bolivia: olingos are similar in appearance to the kinkajou, but they lack the kinkajou’s prehensile tail and extrudable tongue.

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Origin of olingo

First recorded in 1915–20; of unexplained origin
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