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Definition of "squirrel monkey" []

  • Any of several small, brightly colored arboreal monkeys of the genus Saimiri, widely distributed in South and Central American tropical forest regions, having a white face with black nose and mouth, short fur, and a long nonprehensile tail. (noun)

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