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tamarin

[tam-uh-rin, -ran] /ˈtæm ə rɪn, -ˌræn/
noun
1.
any South American marmoset of the genera Saguinus and Leontopithecus (Leontideus), having silky fur and a nonprehensile tail: several species are threatened or endangered.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < French < Carib
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  • Previously, the ability to distinguish one type of speech from another had been observed only in humans and tamarin monkeys.
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tamarin

/ˈtæmərɪn/
noun
1.
any of numerous small monkeys of the genera Saguinus (or Leontocebus) and Leontideus, of South and Central American forests; similar to the marmosets: family Callithricidae
Word Origin
C18: via French from Galibi
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