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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)

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.

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."