[ vah-ree, vahr-ee ]
/ vɑˈri, ˈvɑr i /


a nocturnal, nesting lemur, Varecia variegata, native to Madagascar, having black and white fur and a mane: an endangered species.

Origin of vari

First recorded in 1765–75, vari is from the Malagasy word vàrika
Also called ruffed lemur.

Definition for vari (2 of 2)


variant of vario- before a vowel. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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