Uakari meaning

wä-kä'rē
Either of two medium-sized fruit-eating arboreal monkeys (Cacajao calvus or C. melanocephalus) of Amazonia, having a nearly bare stomach with long hair on the shoulders and upper back and a short bushy nonprehensile tail.
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Origin of uakari

  • Of Tupian origin akin to Amazonian Língua Geral (Tupí-based lingua franca of the Amazon River region) acari
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition