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lemur


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lemur  \Le"mur\  (l[=e]"m[u^]r),  n.  [L.,  a  ghost,  specter.  So 
  called  on  account  of  its  habit  of  going  abroad  by  night.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  a  family  ({Lemurid[ae]})  of  nocturnal  mammals  allied 
  to  the  monkeys,  but  of  small  size,  and  having  a  sharp  and 
  foxlike  muzzle,  and  large  eyes.  They  feed  upon  birds, 
  insects,  and  fruit,  and  are  mostly  natives  of  Madagascar  and 
  the  neighboring  islands,  one  genus  ({Galago})  occurring  in 
  Africa.  The  slow  lemur  or  kukang  of  the  East  Indies  is 
  {Nycticebus  tardigradus}.  See  {Galago},  {Indris},  and 
  {Colugo}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lemur 
  n  :  large-eyed  arboreal  prosimian  having  foxy  faces  and  long 
  furry  tails 




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