Indris'

indri

[in-dree]
noun, plural indris.
a short-tailed lemur, Indri indri, of Madagascar, about 2 feet (60 cm) in length: an endangered species.

Origin:
1830–40; < French indri < Malagasy indry look!, wrongly taken as animal's name

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indri
1839, European name for the babakoto, a lemur-like arboreal primate of Madagascar (Indris Lichanotus); the name given in error by Fr. naturalist Sonnerat, c.1780, from mistaken use of Malagasy indry! "look! See!" Evidently this was what his native guides said when the spotted the creature and called
his attention to it.
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