macaco definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various lemurs, particularly the types Lemur macaco.
    • A macaque, or comparable monkey.
    • some of several types of lemurs.
    • anyone of several types of lemurs, since the ruffed lemur (Lemur macaco), and ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).
    • The ring-tailed lemur or cat-lemur, the types of Lemur earliest recognised, described under this title by Buffon; the L. catta of Linnæus.
    • The technical specific name of this ruffed lemur, L. macaco.
    • Any lemur; a maki.
    • The alleged yellowish lemur or kinkajou, Cercoleptes caudivolvulus: a misnomer. See cut-under kinkajou.
    • A macaque. See Macacus.

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