(now rare) The kinkajou. [from 18th c.]
Other Word Forms of Potto
Origin of Potto
Of Niger-Congo origin perhaps akin to Wolof pata a tailless monkey or Akan (Twi) apↄsↄ a fierce monkeylike animal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From a West African language; compare Akan apÉ”sÉ”.
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