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Definition of "tamarin" [tam•a•rin]

  • Any of various small, long-tailed, arboreal monkeys of the genera Leontideus and Saguinus of Central and South America, closely related to and resembling the marmosets but having a larger body, longer limbs, and lower canines that extend well beyond the incisors. (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 "tamarin" in a sentence
  • "“If music based on tamarin calls can alter their behavior, then our ancestors would have been able to use similar components of music to influence one another, and perhaps simple words to name things or to express actions.”"
  • "A new monkey, a subspecies of saddleback tamarin, has been described."
  • "I have a strong liking for duck $16, so that was a given, here delivered in a bowl ripe with aromatic 5-spice powder, accompanied by charred frisee, chicory, tamarin syrup, and grains of paradise, a pungent spice."