[ tam-uh-rin, -ran ]
/ ˈtæm ə rɪn, -ˌræn /
any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontopithecus (Leontideus), having silky fur and a nonprehensile tail: several species are threatened or endangered.
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Origin of tamarin
1735–45; <French <Carib
Words nearby tamarin
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Example sentences from the Web for tamarin
Tamarin, tam′a-rin, n. a small South American squirrel-monkey.
THIS animal, though very small, is still larger than either the ouistiti, or the tamarin.
The tamarin has neither pouches on the sides of his jaws, nor callosities on his posteriors.
British Dictionary definitions for tamarin
/ (ˈtæmərɪn) /
any of numerous small monkeys of the genera Saguinus (or Leontocebus) and Leontideus, of South and Central American forests; similar to the marmosets: family Callithricidae
Word Origin for tamarin
C18: via French from Galibi
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