Any of a family (Tarsiidae) of small arboreal primates of the East Indies and the Philippines, with very large, gogglelike eyes, and a long, tufted tail: tarsiers are active at night and feed esp. on lizards and insects.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Tarsier
Origin of Tarsier
French from tarse tarsus (from its elongated ankles) from New Latin tarsus tarsus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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