a slow-moving, large-eyed central African prosimian primate (Perodicticus potto) of the same family as the lorises and angwantibos
Origin of potto; from name in a Niger-Congo language, as in Wolof pata, a kind of tailless monkey
Any of several small nocturnal insect-eating African primates of the genera Perodicticus and Arctocebus, having a pointed snout, large eyes and ears, a stumplike index finger, and a very short tail.
Origin of pottoOf Niger-Congo origin; perhaps akin to Wolof pata, a tailless monkey, or Akan (Twi) ap&irevc;s&irevc;, a fierce monkeylike animal.
From a West African language; compare Akan apÉ”sÉ”.
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