[ wah-kahr-ee ]

noun,plural ua·ka·ris.
  1. 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.

Origin of uakari

1860–65; <Tupi and Guarani uakari

Words Nearby uakari Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use uakari in a sentence

  • 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