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noun, plural o·lin·gos.
  1. any raccoonlike, nocturnal, fruit-eating mammal of the genus Bassaricyon, inhabiting tropical jungles from Nicaragua to Peru and Bolivia and having large eyes and a long, ringed tail.
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Origin of olingo

First recorded in 1915–20; of unexplained orig.
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Historical Examples

  • Its close relative, the olingo, Bassaricyon gabbii, appears to share the same condition (Table 10).

    Metabolic Adaptation to Climate and Distribution of the Raccoon Procyon Lotor and Other Procyonidae

    John N. Mugaas