- New World monkey
- nounhairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails• Derivationally related forms: ↑platyrrhinian (for: ↑platyrrhine), ↑platyrhinian (for: ↑platyrrhine), ↑platyrrhinic (for: ↑platyrrhine)• Hypernyms: ↑monkey• Hyponyms:↑marmoset, ↑capuchin, ↑ringtail, ↑Cebus capucinus, ↑douroucouli, ↑Aotus trivirgatus, ↑howler monkey, ↑howler, ↑saki, ↑uakari, ↑titi, ↑titi monkey, ↑spider monkey, ↑Ateles geoffroyi, ↑squirrel monkey, ↑Saimiri sciureus, ↑woolly monkey
* * *any of various arboreal anthropoid primates of the group or superfamily Platyrrhini, inhabiting forests from Mexico to Argentina and typically having a hairy face, widely separated nostrils, long arms, and a long, prehensile tail, and including the capuchin, douroucouli, howler monkey, marmoset, saki, spider monkey, squirrel monkey, titi, uakari, and woolly monkey.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.