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Definition of "lemur" []

  • Any of several small arboreal, mostly nocturnal primates chiefly of the family Lemuridae of Madagascar and adjacent islands, having large eyes, a long slim muzzle, and a long tail. (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any similar or closely related animal, such as a loris or indris (noun)

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Use "lemur" in a sentence
  • "Of course, the lemur is perhaps the most well-known:"
  • "HANNA: All right, the lemur is a very rare animal."
  • "HARRIS: Or maybe I'll get -- it's what I would do with a lemur is the problem."