lemur-like

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lemur (ˈliːmə)
 
n
1.  any Madagascan prosimian primate of the family Lemuridae, such as Lemur catta (the ring-tailed lemur). They are typically arboreal, having foxy faces and long tails
2.  any similar or closely related animal, such as a loris or indris
 
[C18: New Latin, adapted from Latin lemurēs ghosts; so named by Linnaeus for its ghost-like face and nocturnal habits]
 
'lemur-like
 
adj

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