Definition of Spider monkey

1. Noun. Arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail.

Exact synonyms: Ateles Geoffroyi
Generic synonyms: New World Monkey, Platyrrhine, Platyrrhinian
Group relationships: Ateles, Genus Ateles

Definition of Spider monkey

1. Noun. Any New World monkey of the genus ''Ateles'', with long, spindly limbs. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spider Monkey

spider angiomas
spider brake
spider cancer
spider cell
spider crab
spider fern
spider finger
spider flower
spider goat
spider haemangioma
spider hole
spider lilies
spider lily
spider mite
spider mole
spider monkey (current term)
spider monkeys
spider nevus
spider orchid
spider pelvis
spider plant
spider strap
spider straps
spider telangiectasia
spider venoms
spider wasp
spider wasps
spider web
spider webs

Literary usage of Spider monkey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"DARIEN BLACK spider monkey. Type from near head of Rio Limon (altitude 5200 feet). ... A rather small long-tailed black spider monkey of the ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1870)
"The British Museum has recently received a spider monkey, having all the appearance and coloration of the spider monkey which I have described and figured ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"It is found in moderately deep water among rocks along most of the Atlantic Coast of the United States. SPIDER-MONKEY, a South American monkey of the genus ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... fifth pair imperfect ; it is reddish yellow, spreading about 20 in., and a hideous-looking species ; it is found on the coast of Norway. spider monkey ..."

5. Yucatan by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2005)
"spider monkey Reserve North of Coba 18 km (11 miles) on the road to Nuevo Xcan ... a spider monkey reserve. Serapio Canul Tep, a Maya elder who realized the ..."

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