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uakari

[ wah-kahr-ee ]
/ wɑˈkɑr i /
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noun, plural ua·ka·ris.

any of several medium-sized, tree-dwelling Amazon basin monkeys of the genus Cacajao, the only New World monkeys having a short tail: all are now rare.

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Origin of uakari

1860–65; <Tupi and Guarani uakari
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Example sentences from the Web for uakari

  • The hunter, therefore, when in search of the white uakari, supplies himself with a small quantity of salt.

    The Wanderers|W.H.G. Kingston
  • Kallolo told us that this species of monkey is known as the white uakari.

    The Wanderers|W.H.G. Kingston
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