titi

1
[ tee-tee ]
/ tiˈti /

noun, plural ti·tis.

any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America.

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Origin of titi

1
1820–30, Americanism;<American Spanish

Definition for titi (2 of 2)

titi2
[ tee-tee, tahy-tahy ]
/ ˈti ti, ˈtaɪ taɪ /

noun, plural ti·tis.

a shrub or small tree of the southern U.S.,Cliftonia monophylla(black titi ), having glossy leaves and elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers.

Origin of titi

2
First recorded in 1820–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for titi (1 of 3)

titi1
/ (ˈtiːtiː) /

noun plural -tis

any of several small omnivorous New World monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America, having long beautifully coloured fur and a long nonprehensile tail

Word Origin for titi

via Spanish from Aymaran, literally: little cat

British Dictionary definitions for titi (2 of 3)

titi2
/ (ˈtiːtiː) /

noun plural -tis

any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the family Cyrillaceae of the southern US, esp the leatherwood and Cliftonia monophylla, which has white or pinkish fragrant flowers

Word Origin for titi

C19: of American Indian origin

British Dictionary definitions for titi (3 of 3)

titi3
/ (ˈtiːtiː) /

noun plural titi

NZ the sooty shearwater, Puffinus griseusSee muttonbird (def. 1)

Word Origin for titi

Māori, of imitative origin
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