spider-monkey

spider monkey

noun
any of several tropical American monkeys of the genus Ateles, having a slender body, long, slender limbs, and a long, prehensile tail: some are endangered.

Origin:
1755–65

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spider monkey
 
n
1.  any of several arboreal New World monkeys of the genus Ateles, of Central and South America, having very long legs, a long prehensile tail, and a small head
2.  woolly spider monkey a rare related monkey, Brachyteles arachnoides, of SE Brazil
 
[C18: so called because its long limbs resemble the legs of a spider]

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