Indri Definition

ĭndrē
indris
noun
Any of a family (Indriidae) of herbivorous prosimian primates of Madagascar with large eyes and slightly opposable thumbs.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Indri brevicaudatusIndri indriindris

Other Word Forms of Indri

Noun

Singular:
indri
Plural:
indris

Origin of Indri

  • From Malagasy endira (“the lemur Indri indri”). A common myth asserts that the name comes from the word indry (ˈiɳɖʐʲ) “look! there!” which guides shouted to Pierre Sonnerat upon seeing the animal, and which the French naturalist mistook for its name, but Sonnerat studied indris too closely for this story to be plausible.

    From Wiktionary

  • French probably from Malagasy endira local name for the indri

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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