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kinkajou


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kinkajou  \Kin"ka*jou`\,  n.  [F.  kinkajou,  quincajou  from  the 
  native  American  name.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  nocturnal  carnivorous  mammal  ({Cercoleptes  caudivolvulus}) 
  of  South  America,  about  as  large  as  a  full-grown  cat.  It  has 
  a  prehensile  tail  and  lives  in  trees.  It  is  the  only 
  representative  of  a  distinct  family  ({Cercoleptid[ae]}) 
  allied  to  the  raccoons.  Called  also  {potto},  and  {honey 
  bear}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kinkajou 
  n  1:  arboreal  fruit-eating  mammal  of  tropical  America  with  a  long 
  prehensile  tail  [syn:  {honey  bear},  {potto},  {Potos 
  flavus},  {Potos  caudivolvulus}] 
  2:  a  kind  of  lemur  [syn:  {potto},  {Perodicticus  potto}] 




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