any of a group of lorises of the genus Loris, found in India and Sri Lanka: the various subspecies belong to two known species, the slow-moving gray slender loris (L. lydekkerianus), a typically solitary forager, and the sometimes swift-moving red slender loris (L. tardigradus), one of the most social of all nocturnal primate species.
- Compare slow loris.
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How to use slender loris in a sentence
The smallest is the slender loris (Loris gracilis) of the forests of Madras and Ceylon, a creature smaller than a squirrel.