- A New World shrub or small tree (Cyrilla racemiflora) of warm swampy areas, having leathery leaves, yellow fruit, and white flowers in clustered racemes that are borne at the tip of the preceding season's growth. Also called leatherwood. (noun)
- An evergreen shrub or small tree (Cliftonia monophylla) of the southeast United States, having glossy leathery leaves, white to pinkish flowers clustered in racemes, and winged fruit. (noun)
- Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genus Callicebus, living in tropical regions of South America. (noun)
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