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.
A slow-moving, large-eyed central African prosimian primate (Perodicticus potto) of the same family as the lorises and angwantibos.
A village in North Yorkshire.
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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”.