lemur definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several small arboreal, mostly nocturnal primates chiefly of the family members Lemuridae of Madagascar and adjacent islands, having large eyes, a lengthy slim muzzle, and a long end.
    • Any prosimian of infraorder Lemuriformes, indigenous and then Madagascar plus some surrounding countries.
    • certainly one of a household (Lemurid√¶) of nocturnal animals allied towards monkeys, but of small size, and achieving a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and enormous eyes. They supply upon birds, bugs, and good fresh fruit, and they are mainly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) happening in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang associated with the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See galago, indris, and colugo.
    • the conventional genus of Lemurid√¶ and Lemurin√¶.
    • a part for the genus Lemur, when you look at the widest sense; anylemurine, lemuroid, or prosimian.
    • Some pet like a lemur. See flying-lemur and Galeopithecus.
    • large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

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