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Marmoset

Refers to a monkey belonging to the family Callithricidae, native to Central and South America, with clawed digits, soft furry hair and long tails

Mar 30, 2013 14:15 IST
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Marmoset: Noun

Pronunciation: MAHR-muh’-zet, -set

Difficulty Level: High

Meaning: Refers to a monkey belonging to the family Callithricidae, native to Central and South America, with clawed digits, soft furry hair and long tails

Usage/Example

1. Some marmoset species are endangered and hunting them is banned throughout Central and South America.

2. Despite the alarm the fist-sized marmoset was well-behaved and snuggled up in the man's arms during the flight from Lima, Peru, to New York.

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