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.
Any of several South American marmosets having long, silky fur, esp. any of a species (Saguinus tamarin) having black hands and feet.
One of a family of squirrel-sized South American monkeys.
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Origin of tamarin
French from Galibi
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Tamarin Sentence Examples
The effect on the golden lion tamarin has been devastating.
Like the other tamarin species, emperor tamarins are under threat from the destruction of its forest habitat for farming and housing.