slow loris

[ sloh-lawr-is ]

  1. any of a group of lorises of the genus Nycticebus, found in Southeast Asia and characterized by a toxic bite, slow and quiet movement, and distinct patterns of color that vary from species to species: all slow lorises, noted as stockier than the slender lorises, are considered vulnerable or endangered.

Origin of slow loris

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby slow loris Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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