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Other Lemur Definition

[n] large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

Misc. Definitions

\Le"mur\ (l[=e]"m[u^]r), n. [L., a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a family ({Lemurid[ae]}) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus ({Galago}) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is {Nycticebus tardigradus}. See {Galago}, {Indris}, and {Colugo}.

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