Tamarin definition

tămə-rĭn, -răn
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Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genera Leontopithecus and Saguinus of Central and South America, closely related to and resembling the marmosets but having a larger body, longer limbs, and lower canines that extend well beyond the incisors.
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Any of several South American marmosets having long, silky fur, esp. any of a species (Saguinus tamarin) having black hands and feet.
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One of a family of squirrel-sized South American monkeys.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tamarin
Plural:
tamarins

Origin of tamarin

  • French from Galibi

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