Definition of Marmoset

1. Noun. Small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails.




Definition of Marmoset

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small South American monkeys of the genera Hapale and Midas, family Hapalidæ. They have long soft fur, and a hairy, nonprehensile tail. They are often kept as pets. Called also squirrel monkey.

Definition of Marmoset

1. Noun. A small Central and South American monkey (genus ''Callithrix''), with claws instead of nails, and a rather primitive layout. ¹

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Definition of Marmoset

1. a small monkey [n -S]

Medical Definition of Marmoset

1. Any one of numerous species of small South American monkeys of the genera Hapale and Midas, family Hapalidae. They have long soft fur, and a hairy, nonprehensile tail. They are often kept as pets. Synonym: squirrel monkey. Origin: F. Marmouset a grotesque figure, an ugly little boy, prob. Fr. LL. Marmoretum, fr. L. Marmor marble. Perhaps confused with marmot. See Marble. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marmoset

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marmoset (current term)
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maron
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Literary usage of Marmoset

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"marmoset, the common name of the Sooth American monkeys of the family ... The leonine marmoset or leoncito (M. leoninus, Geoffr. ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The leonine marmoset, or leoncito (J/. leoninus, Geoffr.), is the smallest monkey known ; the color is brownish with black face and brown mane, ..."

3. The Pet Book by Anna Botsford Comstock (1914)
"A full-grown marmoset has a body from seven or eight inches long, and a tail a foot in length. FOOD Bananas, raw carrots, boiled potatoes, shelled peanuts, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"[I will} instruct thee how To snare the nimble marmoset. Shale., Tempest, il. Z 174. 2. ... Characteristic examples are the common black-eared marmoset, ..."

5. Brazil and the Brazilians by Daniel Parish Kidder, James Cooley Fletcher (1866)
"DEPARTURE PEOM BAHIA— THE VAMPIRE-BAT—HIS MANNER OF ATTACK — THB BITTEN NEGRO ANNOYANCES MAGNIFIED—ANACONDAS—ONE THAT SWALLOWED A HORSE — THE marmoset ..."

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