olingo

[oh-ling-goh]
noun, plural olingos.
any raccoonlike, nocturnal, fruit-eating mammal of the genus Bassaricyon, inhabiting tropical jungles from Nicaragua to Peru and Bolivia and having large eyes and a long, ringed tail.

Origin:
1915–20; of unexplained orig.

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