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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Howler  \Howl"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  howls. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  South  American  monkey  of  the  genus 
  {Mycetes}.  Many  species  are  known  They  are  arboreal  in 
  their  habits,  and  are  noted  for  the  loud,  discordant 
  howling  in  which  they  indulge  at  night. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  howler 
  n  1:  a  joke  that  seems  extremely  funny  [syn:  {belly  laugh},  {sidesplitter}, 
  {thigh-slapper},  {scream},  {wow},  {riot}] 
  2:  monkey  of  tropical  South  American  forests  having  a  loud 
  howling  cry  [syn:  {howler  monkey}] 




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