New World monkey


New World monkey
noun
hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
Syn: ↑platyrrhine, ↑platyrrhinian
Derivationally related forms: ↑platyrrhinian (for: ↑platyrrhine), ↑platyrhinian (for: ↑platyrrhine), ↑platyrrhinic (for: ↑platyrrhine)
Hypernyms: ↑monkey
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Platyrrhini, ↑superfamily Platyrrhini

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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.